How Many Poems Should Be Included in a Poetry Collection?

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Author Juanita Alexandria Davis says, “While coming up with enough poems to fill my new book, I went on the Internet and asked how many poems should be in a poetry book. The answer was provided by a child who said, ‘As many as your heart can handle.’”

Juanita Alexandria Davis' "Reflections, Remorse, and Revelations"

Her book Reflections, Remorse, and Revelations is not concentrated in any one area. It’s mainly light, especially in the beginning. But as the book proceeds, there’s a mix of silliness and seriousness, and the collection is appropriate for anyone teenage and older.

Davis wrote her first poem 15 years ago. “I have been on self-imposed hiatus for the last few years. In May of 2012, it was time to come back to it to see if there was a place in the poetic world for me.” She explains, “Writing poetry is a hobby. In sports they call it ‘the love of the game.’ Everyone won’t be a superstar, but they still want to play.” So kick your heels back and relax, and just keep reading until you have reached “as many as your heart can handle.”

REFLECTIONS, REMORSE AND REVELATIONS (ISBN: 978-1-62516-278-6) is now available for $10.95 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at www(dot)amazon(dot)com or www(dot)barnesandnoble(dot)com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)aeg-online-store(dot)com.

About the Author: Juanita Alexandria Davis was raised in the Rehoboth Beach area of Delaware and now resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She is an admissions coordinator for a hospital.

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