Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2015
By Thelma T. Reyna, Editor
(Winner of 1 national book honor)
This is the fifth published book from national award-winning author, Thelma T. Reyna, and her first as the editor of an anthology. From over 200 poems submitted by 80 Southern California poets, Reyna – working closely with local poets in a selection committee – chose 105 poems by 60 poets, including 3 Poets Laureate and over a dozen award-winners. This is a distinguished group of writers representing diverse cultures, generations, life experiences, and poetic styles. Their voices are authentic, distinct, and focused on the things we as a society care deeply about: family, community, our environment, peace, war, love, art, loss, and hope.
Rising, Falling, All of Us (2014)
By Thelma T. Reyna
(Winner of 4 national book honors)
Rising, Falling, All of Us is a collection of poems presenting a gallery of people you know or would want to know: some real and famous, some infamous, some mythical, and many others like those we encounter in our daily lives. Reyna presents the Pope, poets, soldiers, killers, lovers, immigrants, celebrities, the mentally ill, artists, and more. She shows us the human side of everyone in vivid verbal snapshots that grab us and leave us thinking long afterward.
- Finalist in the Poetry: General Category of the "2014 USA Best Books Award"
- Selected as a "Book of the Year: 2014" by LatinaBookClub.com
- Distinguished as a "RECOMMENDED" book by the US Review of Books
- Thelma T. Reyna selected as a "Top 14 Poets in 2014" in the U.S. by LatinaBookClub.com
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Poets Published in The Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2015
Martina Robles Gallegos
Hazel Clayton Harrison
Gerda Govine Ituarte
Lois P. Jones
Deborah P. Kolodji
Radomir Vojtech Luza
Pat Murphy McClelland
Franklin D. Murdock
Thelma T. Reyna
Elsa M.J. Seifert
Brian John Thorpe
Jonathan Vos Post
Jacquelyn Bellard Wilson
Black Widow Bitches (2016)
By Victor Cass
(Winner of 5 national book awards)
In this gritty, heart-thumping war epic, Cass takes us into the deadly, blood-soaked world of the first all-female combat infantry division.
The current “War on Terrorism” spirals out of control and engulfs much of the globe. Iconic cities and countries have been reduced to smoldering ruins of hopelessness across Europe and much of the free world, as brutal, rampaging terrorists unite across national, ethnic, and political lines to establish a Caliphate and crush millions of innocent resisters.
Opposed to a draft, the U.S. President asks each American family to send one volunteer to fight. A daring woman Army general, Jennifer Reed, proposes a bold move: training women for full-fledged combat in elite, all-women military units. Despite tremendous odds, her plan is grudgingly accepted, and the history-shattering 135th Airborne Division – the “Black Widows” – are born.
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Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2016
Edited by Thelma T. Reyna
(Winner of 3 national book honors)
A compilation of 86 poets from throughout Southern California, including 7 Poets Laureate, 11 Pushcart Prize Nominees, and over 20 national literary award winners, all representing over 158 books authored by these poets.
All the works in this superb collection were reviewed and selected by 8 published poets serving as a “peer review panel” with the editor, Poet Laureate Thelma T. Reyna. An outstanding contemporary book to add to your collection!
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Reading Tea Leaves After Trump (2018)
By Thelma T. Reyna
2016: American politics were upended.
For the first time in U.S. history, a woman almost became president. Instead, for the first time, a billionaire with no governance or military experience, a deconstructor of the State, as he described himself, won the November election.
Political analysts declared that Donald J. Trump captured the White House largely through his ability to harness people’s fears, mistrust, economic frustrations, and anxieties about the direction our nation was headed. But a year after his election, for millions of Americans, anxiety persists and new fears have arisen. What are the backstories of these people and the upheavals facing them?
In this collection of poetry and fictional prose, national award-winning author Thelma T. Reyna explores President Trump’s effects on the nation. Speaking in the voices of constituents on both sides of the political aisle, Reyna weaves factual public reports with real and imagined characters to give a reality-based context to the emotions, opinions, fears, hopes, and dreams of Americans in the pivotal first year of the Trump presidency
Paperback, 6" x 9", 165 pages
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