Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology – Front Cover Reveal

Dear Readers,

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I am thrilled to share the front cover of Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology to be released by Literary Revelations Publishing House late January 2023.

Given the high volume of submissions only 75 contributors have received news from me. Please check your email. You may be one of them.

We are still working on selecting new poems so those of you who did not hear from me, please stay tuned. I will be in touch.

Remember submissions are still open until January 3, 2023. You can find the guidelines for submission Here.

I would like to share some of my thoughts on the poems that I have already read.

Thoughts on Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology

As the editor, curator, and publisher of this this book, I am honored and humbled that so many poets entrusted me with their outstanding work. I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.  

I am mesmerized by the talent of the contributors, and by the range of stylistic approaches used to recreate the world of childhood.  I must say from the beginning that this is not a poetry collection for children. The poems selected memorialize the beauty and magic of childhood – remembrance of love and fairytales – as well as its ugliness – abuses, poverty – that unfortunately still exist in our world. Some of the authors were brave enough to talk about the pain they endured in childhood. I salute all contributors: those who tell the world that childhood is love, and those who still bear the wounds of a very difficult childhood.

Charles Baudelaire wrote, “The child sees everything in a state of newness… Nothing more resembles what we call inspiration than the delight with which a small child absorbs form and color.” No doubt, during childhood we are first and foremost the recipients of the sensory world.  

The academic literature on childhood – as well as our common understanding – frequently defines childhood as a period of our lives that precedes adulthood.  Whatever happens during our first years is formative and important to our becoming. We tend to dissociate childhood from maturity. Most people subscribe to the dichotomy of childhood/adulthood.

Indeed, the prima facie reading of the magnificent poems we selected shows that the authors kept in mind the dichotomy of childhood/adulthood.

Yet, what strikes the reader during the second and/or third reading of those stunning poems is how present childhood is in the lives of the authors, now mature people.  For these exceptional poets, whether they know it or not, childhood is not a simple memory filled with joy or pain.  Childhood constitutes itself as an integral part of their poems, a part that continues to transform them as they write.

The strength of this poetry collection will be the capacity of its authors to blur the line between childhood and adulthood. Whether the authors talk about joyful memories, or sadly abusive childhood, the effect is stunning. We do not know anymore where childhood stops, and adulthood starts.


I look forward to reading the poems I still have, and I look forward to new submissions too.

To those of you who celebrate Christmas, a wonderful holiday filled with magic. A hundred year of love to everyone. I will update everyone after Christmas.

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Thank you.

Gabriela Marie Milton
Pushcart Prize Nominee
Award Winning Author
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author
Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (ed.), Experiments in Fiction, 2022.
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose, Vita Brevis Press, 2021.
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Vita Brevis Press, 2020

114 thoughts on “Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology – Front Cover Reveal

  1. Wow. You are doing a wonderful job of encouraging talented poets to share their beautiful poems. Excellent. Looking forward to reading or if possible, submit one of my poems. ❤❤❤❤😊😊😊👌👌

    1. Thank you so very much. I am glad you think so. Looking forward to your submission if you decide to do it.

    1. Aw,,, thank you so much Grace. I am grateful to you hon. I hope you are going to like it.

    1. Aw… My dearest Bianca, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your support means a lot to me. Have a happy holiday season hon.

      1. I love so much your writing and the way it connects to my soul! ❤️
        Thank you for the holiday wishes, my dearest Gabriela! I wish you the same!

      2. I am so humbled by your comment dearest Bianca. Happy we can connect. Enjoy every minute of this wonderful season.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Mary. So grateful to you for your kindness. Enjoy the season hon.

  2. Love the book cover & I’m also looking forward to reading “Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology”. Congratulations, dear Gabriela ~ wishing a happy holiday season to you and yours 🎄🌟

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Phil. I am truly grateful for your kindness and your help. It means the world to me.


    1. Thank you so much my dearest Tre. It means so much to me you think so. Sending you love and good vibes.

  3. Thank you for producing anthologies that speak to the issues of the heart as they manifest personally, socially, and even politically. Carl Jung says that what we repress manifests as anger. Art enables us to release what we can no longer hold and enlighten others. ♥️🌺🙏💐🥰

    1. Thank you for your wondaful comment and for constant support dearest Barbara.

      ” Carl Jung says that what we repress manifests as anger. Art enables us to release what we can no longer hold and enlighten”

      I believe that with all my heart hon.

      May love and magic be with you.

  4. An intriguing cover, Gabriela, I ‘see’ it in my mind in a different way each time I look at it – as an adult, as a child might, it gives me a sense of book covers I may have seen when young, of a time gone, yet present in a fragment of a memory, real, imagined, in between, both ways…felt.

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Eric.

      ” ‘see’ it in my mind in a different way each time I look at it – as an adult, as a child might… of a time gone, yet present in a fragment of a memory, real, imagined, in between, between.”

      Will you be surprised if I tell you I feel the same when I look at?

      Eric, I hope everything is well and I hope to hear from you soon.
      Have a wonderful holiday my friend.

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Michelle. I highly appreciate your support 🎄❤️🌸❤️🎄

  5. I love the cover as well Gabriela! It is just gorgeous!
    Your words certainly resonate as authors share their childhood and continue to process their stories in their writings now. I can’t wait to read all of the amazing authors and hope to be part of it as well. Blessings for a heartfelt holiday my dear Gabriela!

    1. Hello, my beautiful Cindy. Thank your much for your wonderful words. I am glad you like the cover and the text, and I am certainly hoping you will be part of the anthology.

      Sending lots of love your way.

      Have a fabulous holiday!

      1. You’re most welcome my deaerest G❣️
        You’re so welcome.. it’s well deserved and I wouldn’t miss it, thank you so much. I’ll stretch my “Gumby” wings and make sure I get you something in the next couple of days.. Thanks so much my friend.
        Thanks for the love and sending it right back to you! Blessings and love and hugs!

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Dawn. I am thrilled you like the cover. Marry Christmas to you and the ones you love 🌺🌹🎄🎄🎄

  6. Congratulations Gabriela!! Beautiful cover:) I am so excited to form part of the content. Very exciting..I just posted about it on Digital Rabbit Hole:) Wishing you happy holidays and the very best New Year!!

    1. Thank you so much for posting and for your beautiful words hon. Wishing you the best holiday ever, May 2023 bring you love, happiness, and success.

  7. The cover is so beautiful…many congratulations to you, dearest Gabriela…the first book under your own publication house 👏✨💟💫

    1. Thank you so much Navin. I hope you know how much your support means to me. I am so glad you like the cover.

  8. Gabriela, I love the cover of this and look forward to reading the poetry that will be contained within the anthology. I’m still working my way through the other anthology and am totally awestruck by the feelings expressed by the poets.

    1. I am so grateful for your kind words and your support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending love. Have a happy holiday season.

    1. Always a pleasure to accept beautiful poetry. Very grateful with the promotion help. Thank you 🙏 🌹

  9. I am so incredibly excited about this book and over joyed with the fact that authors wrote from their hearts. It is a magnificent cover and name, beautifully chosen. I feel in my heart this will be a number one best seller as I know I can’t wait to buy and read the contents. Based on what you shared it sounds like a spectacular read. A book many of us can read and feel a kinship with the writers, also one that can be read and know we are not alone. Our childhoods do not define us but they are still the scars we bear. Thank you so much Gabriela and Blessings and merry Christmas 🎁🎄 love ❤️ Joni

    1. Good morning Honeybun. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Yes, they wrote from their hearts. That’s wonderful.
      “also one that can be read and know we are not alone.” That is so important.
      Lots of love and merry Christmas to you too hon. All the best.

  10. So lovely to see you’re exiting another anthology Gabriella. You’re creating and holding space for other’s talents—it’s beautiful to see (and be a part of).

    1. Thank you for everything dearest Dawn. It am humbled by your words 🙏🌹🌺🌸❤️

  11. Hello Gabriela, please, your old posts keep reappearing in my site as new post. But, when l check from your site, you do post them once. For example this recent post, l received, liked and commented, but l received it again as a new post. I opened and guess what l had already liked it and even sent my comment. I came back to your site to count the number of times you have posted it and as usual, it’s once. Could something be happening to my site? Or, do you actually repost but appears once on your site?

    1. Hi, hon, nothing is wrong with your site. I re-post. That’s all. It’s actually a recommended strategy for bloggers who have lots of followers. Anyway, do not worry about. Your site is ok.

  12. Thank you Gabriela, for everything you bring in my life and so many other peoples ones. Beauty, support and a considerable work of kindness. Many should be more like you are. I the 1st one.

    I wish you a wonderful 2023 year and a very joyful holiday season. Please take care. Love 💗💗💗


    1. My goodness Miriam, it’s my pleasure. You brought a lot to my life and I have so much to thank you for. I still have to post some of your French translations which I love so much. And I am thinking about a collaboration with you. We can talk about after this anthology is out. Sending you lots of love. Have a marvelous holiday hon 🌺🌹🌸

      1. I really only try doing things with my heart. I loved writing your poetry in french. The flow is all there, and it make for an adventure in your realm. Thank you, i’m very happy to be a part of it all.

        Now i’m quite intrigued about that collaboration ! 🤩🤩😊
        Take care mlle. Always ❣❣

    1. My dearest Kim, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am deeply grateful to you. You are a sweetheart.

      I am so glad to hear everyone is excited. Hugs and smooches right back at you. Happy Holidays🤗💖🥰🦋😘

      1. Thank you Gabriela for all you do, and you are certainly welcome my dear friend. Yes, excitement is in the air! Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays to you too. 😊🎄🥰✨🤗

    2. Hon, I went and reply to your post. I have no words to express my gratitude for what you have done for me. I hope I did not end up in the Spam folder 🙂 Lots of love.

      1. Yep, Gabriela, I checked my spam folder and behold, there was your comment! UGH! I hate when that happens! LOL 😝 Girlfriend it is a pleasure, believe me when I say that. I admire your gifts and talents and you bless so many who may not have a clue the extent of work it takes to produce what you do, but you offer them a platform to share their voices. Stay strong and stay encouraged. 🤩🙏🏼🥰 You have no idea how many lives you touch so positively! Thank you for that! Here’s to great things my friend! 🥂

      2. Kim, thank you once again . I hope you are right. I hope I can make a positive difference. It is what I want to do. Live you hon. May you have a successful 2023 ❤️❤️

      3. Oh girlfriend, no doubt you are already making a positive difference on so many lives. You give people hope and that is one of the best gifts you can give. Peace and blessings my dear friend. 🌞💐🤩🎁😘🥂😁

  13. The cover is magnificent, and breathtaking. I adore the Baudelaire quote, so true. Thank you always, Gabriela. I am thrilled, and honored to be a part of what I know will be a stunning anthology. Happy Christmas weekend, my dearest friend. 🎄🌹❄️🌺🌸

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Jeff. I am honored to have your poetry included in this anthology. Merry Christmas and 2023 filled with happiness and success 🌺🎄🌹🌹

  14. How exciting!!! Congratulations on the BEAUTIFUL cover and what is absolutely bound to be an AMAZING work of art all ’round!!! Cheers, hugs and SOOO much Love, Beautiful!!! 🌹🌹🌹

    1. Thank you so much hon. Your kind words mean a lot to me. I am so glad you like the cover. Sending lots of love 🌺🌹🌸❤️

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