30 Poems In 30 Days: April Challenge Vol II – Update

Good news, my book “30 Poems In 30 Days: April Challenge Vol II” has been published. You can find the paperback version either on Amazon or CreateSpace. It is also on some other channels too like Amazon Europe and other offline and online retailers. The kindle version is going to be coming out soon. The kindle version for Amazon is also done and ready to buy.

Amazon link for book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1543076629/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1490228561&sr=8-4&keywords=30+poems+30+days

Can pre-order book now.
Amazon link for e-book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRW9YHL/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1490228561&sr=8-2&keywords=30+poems+30+days

CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/6092111
I have promo codes for this site for “preferred customers”: 10% with code YVYM2S6S

Also Next weekend starts April Poetry month, hence the reason getting this book out. If you want to be a part of the challenge. signup here

What’s New And Happening With The Blog

Today is the 5th year anniversary of beginning the poetry blog. Also, after six years I will reach 1,000 public post after I write a poem after this post gets published. Since the poem will be the 1,000 public post, it will contain some type of 1,000 in it. Hope you guys have been enjoying these poems as much as I have. If there are any suggestions or poem ideas you want me to try out, go to the Suggestion and Ideas page.

Also in the pipeline the 30 Days April Poetry Vol II will be coming out late March. I am also working on a Dog Poetry Collection Vol II. The last book update is finishing writing 100 Dog Haikus based on what my dog would write if she could. There are just a couple more left to write.

Thank you again for liking and following my poetry.

N. K. Hasen

Ode To Colors – Update

An update on the book. Good news, my book “Ode To Colors” has been published along with the kindle version. You can find the paperback version either on Amazon or CreateSpace. It is also on some other channels too like Amazon Europe and other offline and online retailers.

Amazon link for book: https://www.amazon.com/Ode-Colors-Selected-N-Hasen/dp/1535089407/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1478659841&sr=8-7&keywords=ode+to+colors

Amazon link for e-book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N07BV8H/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1478822005&sr=1-1&keywords=ode+to+colors

CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/6397515
I have promo codes for this site for “preferred customers”: 25% with code 2KLXBDZ4

I have some current books in the works right now. Next year they maybe coming out.

Ode To Colors and Other Projects

I have another book in proofreading stage that will be coming soon. The book is called Ode To Colors. This collection has poems about colors, mentioning colors and anything else related to colors. I am hoping to get the book out in October. Once its publish I will post the links.

Also I have other projects in the pipeline. There will be another volume of Collection of Dog Poetry and 30 Poems In 30 Days: April Poetry Challenge. The next one will take awhile to finish which will be about 100 dog haiku poems on what a dog would poem about in haiku form. I am still writing poems about this one and haven’t reached 100 yet. One last project is going be more a book on my take on writing poetry with prompt ideas and more. That one is take a little bit longer to work on. I will follow up with more updates later.

110 Haiku Poems – Update

Good news, my book “110 Haiku Poems” has been published. You can find the paperback version either on Amazon or CreateSpace. It is also on some other channels too like Amazon Europe and other offline and online retailers. The kindle version is going to be coming out soon. The kindle version for Amazon is also done and ready to buy.

Amazon link for book: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=110+Haiku+Poems

Amazon link for e-book: http://www.amazon.com/110-Haiku-Poems-N-Hasen-ebook/dp/B01EXJ8E6A/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461963998&sr=1-2&keywords=110+Haiku+Poems

CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/6092111
I have promo codes for this site for “preferred customers”: 10% with code 3X2FYFMP

I would have to say it was fun being able to publish another book of poetry. I have some other poetry book ideas in the works.

New Book Coming Soon: 110 Haiku Poems

Sorry no poem today, I am in the process of finishing another poetry book called 110 Haiku Poems. The poems are all use the haiku form and almost all except for the last section are based on nature and the seasons. The last section has love, life, haiku from dog’s point of view and ruby shoes haiku poem set. I am working on both print and eBook so I can have both out once everything looks good. Once they are ready I will post the links to where they can be found at and what other places you can find the book. Look for more information in a couple a weeks on when the book will be ready. Thanks to all who have enjoyed reading my poetry.

Top 10 Poets For Inspiration

Today I am going to give my 10 poets that give me inspiration and ideas in writing poetry. There are others I like too but these stand out more. These poets I also enjoy reading their poems they have written. What I also like is that they have different styles and themes in their poems. Here is a list of my top 10 poets:

1. Robert Frost
This poet has always been a favorite of mine. He has written so many poems I probably haven’t read all of them yet. My favorite poems are the nature ones that he has written and also poems about life. I like the imagery that he uses in all his poems. Some of my favorite poems are “The Road Not Taken”, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “Birches” “After Apple-
Picking” and “Fire And Ice”.

2. Emily Dickinson
She has written a lot of poems. She has written about nature, death, life, religion and self identity just to name a few. Her poems are often lyrical and most of them are short. She tends to use “I” point of view of a lot. Also a good majority of poems don’t have titles. Those that don’t have the first line as the title. Some of my favorites are “Because I could not stop for Death”, “I died for beauty”, “I’m nobody! Who are you?” and “Success is counted sweetest”.

3. Carl Sandburg
Some of this poet poems uses city as the backdrop. The poems have great imagery on the city life. He uses different style of writing mostly free style. He also uses his own experiences to write his poems. Favorite poems are “Chicago”, “Fog” and “I am the People, the Mob”.

4. William Carlos Williams
I like Williams’ rigorous use of form and his vivid use of imagery. His poems that I have read are simple and to the point. He has written poems either from urban landscape or one’s immediate environment which I like. I like the ordinary subjects he uses to write from. My favorite poems are “The Red Wheelbarrow”, “This Is Just to Say”, “A Goodnight”, “Approach of Winter”, and “The Lonely Street”.

5. Walt Whitman
This poet uses long loose lines which I liked. His poems use celebrated democracy, nature, love, and friendship just to name a few themes. Whitman has been regarded as one of America‚Äôs most significant nineteenth century poets of our time. He was one of the few poets I liked when we learned about poems in English class. Some of my favorites are “O Captain! My Captain!”, “Miracles”, “I Sit and Look Out”, and “I Hear America Singing”.

6. William Shakespeare
Here is an old one but like the love poems he has written. The sonnets are also great for inspiration. The subjects of Shakespeare’s poetry range from love and beauty to commentary about the passing of time and changes in society. Few favorites are “All the Worlds a Stage”, “Sonnet 29”, and “Shall I compare thee to a summers day? (Sonnet 18)”.

7. Edgar Allan Poe
Poe’s poems I because the verses stresses the musical nature of the poetic form. Also some of his poems use repetition like “The Bells”. A few favorites are “The Raven”, “Annabel Lee”, “The City In the Sea”, “The Bells”, “A Dream within a Dream”.

8. Charlotte Bronte
Some of the poems that she wrote are lyrical and narrative. She has written poems on bereavement, loss of childhood, homesickness and spirituality. Also like how she expresses her deepest feelings very movingly in her poems. Some that I have liked are “Life”, “Passion”, “Evening Solace” and “Mementos”.

9. William Butler Yeats
I like Yeats poems because they are base on his personal experience and also of his nation during troubling times. Some of his poems were odes to the beauty and mystery of the Irish countryside which I found really moving. He also uses symbols in his poems. Here are some poems I like “When You are Old”, “The Lake Isle Of Innisfree” and “The Wild Swans at Coole”.

10. Alfred Tennyson
I remember reading some of his poems in English class. I liked his some of historical poems which gives me ideas for my historical poems. He has written on nature, his personal life, grief, death and historical events.
“The Charge of the Light Brigade”, “All Things Will Die” and “The Eagle”.