“I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.” – Socrates.
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
I am Gabriela Marie Milton, a #1 Amazon bestselling and award winning poet, and an internationally published author. I am a 2022 Pushcart Prize nominee, the author of the #1 best-selling poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose (Vita Brevis Press, 2021), and the author of Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings (Vita Brevis Press, 2020). I am also the editor and curator of the #1 Amazon bestselling anthologies Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (Experiments in Fiction, 2022) and Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology (Literary Revelations, 2023).
My poetry and short prose have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. Under the pen name Gabriela M I was awarded 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press (NYC). My piece “If I say I love you” was nominated for 2020 Spillwords Press Publication of the Year (Poetic). On July 6, 2021, I was featured in New York Glamour Magazine. You can read her interview here: https://nyglamour.net/keep-going-greatness-always-encounters-resistance-gabriela-marie-milton
#1 Amazon Best-Selling Poetry Collection (August 9 &10)
WOMAN: SPLENDOR AND SORROW: LOVE POEMS AND POETIC PROSE
Manhattan Book Review.
“Milton’s poetic artistry is bold and beautiful, deep and confounding. It’s laced with gorgeous symbolism and imagery… his collection is noteworthy in its uniqueness and eloquence. Many will likely savor the journey it invites them to travel and will gain insight into the powerful impact of poetry and prose on its connoisseurs.
By Jennifer Padgett
Seattle Book Review.
“Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose, written by Gabriela Marie Milton, is a brilliant arabesque comprised of authentic artistic stanzas and poetic prose penned the multifaceted emotive lines that highlighted the dichotomous complexities of womanhood in history and modernity.
Poetic collages adorned with emotional ephemera captured raw femininity dovetailed within the life cycles of womanhood; enmeshed in struggles, trials, and tribulations were depicted with fortitude and honor that chronicled the beautifully gritty feminine experience.”
By Willow Greymoor
San Francisco Book Review
“Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton is a touching poetry collection centering on love, philosophy, and heartbreak. Packed with rich imagery and figurative language, Milton’s poems color the pages with beauty, inspiration, and sincerity.”
By Theresa Kadair
PASSIONS: LOVE POEMS AND OTHER WRITINGS (Vita Brevis Press, 2020)
San Francisco Book Review, Bobbie Peyton
4.5 / 5 Stars
“Gabriela Marie Milton’s new collection of short poems and flash fiction offers a series of contemplative and intimate writings about the shifting landscape of love.”
“The series transports us on a journey of love as much as it delivers us a thematically diverse set of emotions. This is a superb collection.”
Manhattan Book Review, Jo Niederhoff
“No matter what mood you’re in, you’re sure to find something that will suit your need within these pages”
“Where Milton really shines is in her imagery. These are no Keats-style odes, with stanza upon stanza to describe a single vase. Her descriptions come out in briefer segments: one line here, another there. She doesn’t paint details so much as she paints a feeling, with just enough precision that it becomes real nevertheless. Her words are chosen precisely, showing a distinct shade of blue or a particular floral scent. There is no laziness in her lines.”
#1 Amazon Bestselling Anthology Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology (ed. Gabriela Marie Milton), Literary Revelations, 2023.
From authors featured on NPR, BBC, and the New York Times, and from emerging poets, comes a monumental anthology in which every poem sends shivers down your spine. Childhood’s joy and trauma expressed – with stunning talent and sincerity – by over 150 poets in more than 280 poems. Childhood spaces magnified by the human memory, populated by good and bad, by trips to hell and heaven, in an almost Hieronymus Bosch type of atmosphere. Over 150 voices call you to read this book. Read it. You will learn that childhood never goes away. You will be reminded of the beauty of the seraphim and the need to protect children from any form of abuse. 150 voices knock on your door. Open the door. A chorus of childhoods will tell you that our children need love.
#1 Amazon Bestseller Anthology: Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (ed. Gabriela Marie Milton), Experiments in Fiction, 2022
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