ARC Review: Treasuring Poetry 3: Passions

This incredible volume includes poetry works by the 2022 guests from the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series with Robbie Cheadle, on Writing to be Read: Smitha Vishwaneth, Yvette Calliero, Chris Hall, Robbie Cheadle, Willow Willers, Yvette Prior, Penny Wilson, Abbie Taylor, Colleen Chesebro, Patty Fletcher, and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

Modeled on the previous successful Poetry Treasures and Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships anthologies, Poetry Treasures 3: Passions provides a thought-provoking forum for unique and original poetry which won’t be easily forgotten.

Poetry Treasures 3: Passions releases on April 18, 2023.


Publicity Information for Poetry Treasures 3: Passions,
edited by Kaye Lynne Booth and Robbie Cheadle, and published by WordCrafter Press




In what promises to be the poetry anthology of 2023, Poetry Treasures 3: Passions features poetry and images from the poetry guests of  the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series in 2022. Poetry which delves into the passions which drive us, and move us to action, and those things that stir passions within us.

My review

Poetry Treasures 3: Passions

Thank you to Kaye Lynn Booth for an advanced copy which I read freely and without bias. What a lovely collection of poetry!

This poetry collection is from various authors some of whom I have had the pleasure of knowing and reading for many years: Robbie Cheadle, Colleen Chesebro,  D Wallace Peach, Willow Willers, Judy Mastrangelo, and some talented new poets, whose work is less familiar to me: Smitha Vishwanath, Chris Hall, Abby Taylor, Yvette M. Calleiro, Rosemerry Wahtola Trummer, Patty Fletcher, Yvette Prior, and Penny Wilson. 

It’s an eclectic collection and a fabulous way to discover new poets to read. Expect varying interpretations of poetic passions. Not all are amorous! Some are thoughtful, personal to the author, (the author’s interests, experiences and loves,) and many have deep insight into human trials and tribulations.

Here are just some of my favourites!

Robbie: Wildlife passions – Bold Lover and… One for me none for you.

Smitha: If I could gift you anything and One last time.

Abbie: The Black Hole – an emotional piece about Abbie’s late husband’s stroke destroying his ability to speak and a powerful piece on the same topic: The Music Lady.

Chris: Home for the holidays and The Lightning Tree.

Yvette Prior: We are a bird, he said and Poetic Sleep

Yvette M Calleiro: In the depths below and Claimed (Nonet)

Willow: Passion, Academic Passion

Rosemerry: I really appreciated how this poet used artists as a focal point as in: Thinking of Vincent Painting Winter. And a piece about female sexual taboos: No Longer Empty Handed

Patty: Ever Lost In The Moment, and Grandfather Tree Speaks.

Judy: Garden of The Sun And Moon and Fairy Wedding. ( There are beautiful accompanying illustrations for all of Judy’s. Judy is a wonderful artist too.)

Penny: A splash of heaven, and Something Worth Losing

Colleen: Love’s Reply and Swift Passage dedicated to the much loved late Sue Vincent.

D. Wallace Peach: The Mermaid and Words.

A lovely collection for poetry lovers. Read it more than once and appreciated it more on multiple reading! 5 stars.

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Kaye Lynne Booth is a multi-genre author, editor, and founder of WordCrafter Press. She recently republished her first western novel herselfShe has also published a short fiction collection and a paranormal mystery novella, in addition to the many short fiction stories in the six short fiction anthologies from WordCrafter Press. In addition, she has had short fiction and poetry published with Zetitic: A Record of Unusual InquiryAcross the MarginColorado Life MagazineManifest West by Western University Press, The Collapsar Directive and Relationship Add Vice by Zombie Pirate Publishing, Nightmareland by Dan Alatorre.

She also recently served as a student editor on the editing team for the Gilded Glass anthology under Kevin J. Anderson and Allyson Langueira, and produced through Western State Colorado University, and published  Weird Tales: Best of the Early Years 1926-27, with Jonathan Maberry.

Robbie Cheadle is an award-winning, bestselling author, who has published thirteen children’s book and three poetry books. Her work has also appeared in poetry and short story anthologies. Robbie also has two novels published under the name of Roberta Eaton Cheadle and has horror, paranormal, and fantasy short stories featured in several anthologies under this name.

The ten Sir Chocolate children’s picture books, co-authored by Robbie and Michael Cheadle, are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions which children can make under adult supervision.




Previous WordCrafter Press poetry titles include Behind Closed Doors, byRobbie Cheadle, Feral Tenderness, by Arthur Rosch, Poetry Treasures poetry anthology, and Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships.



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  1. How wonderful to find your review here, Marje. Robbie and Kaye did a wonderful job pulling together the collection. I was delighted to participate and glad you enjoyed it. <3

  2. I just saw your lovely review of Poetry Treasures, Marjorie. Thank you for it and for appreciating my poems. It’s beautiful that you’ve mentioned the specific poems you liked of each poet. XXX

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