New Works

For_the_Love_of_Black_Men_coverORDER NOW - New works by Award-Winning Poet Ayin Adams, For the Love of Black Men.

For the Love of Black Men is a triumph for Ayin Adams’ imaginative power – with poems reflecting the rich traditions and complexity of today’s black society. Her new book awakens us to a black man's world in today’s American Society with searing poems that stretch from the street to the healing power of family and love.

From the chilling immediacy of “I Can’t Breathe (for Eric Garner)” to the horrific truth of “Unarmed,” she tells apocalyptic moments in the Black community. But fear not, this poet, with Return Home and A special Feeling, also encompasses the love, compassion and humor that connects the black man to the black community and to the world.

Fortunately for all of us, her verses actually become a legitimate shelf reference of America’s shameful history of the slayings of unarmed black men. Reading her work is enough for me to urge you to share this book of poems with those you know and love.

Poetry reaching univeral experience is fundamental to understanding human life and Adams connects the individual and the larger society –her poetry is Self meeting Self.

Melinda Gohn
International Peace Poem Project
Hawaii Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Contest

African_Americans_In_Hawaii_cover2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards Finalist “African Americans In Hawai`i: A Search For Identity,” compiled and edited by Ayin M. Adams, Ph.D. is being re-released by its publisher Delane Publishing. The essays and interviews in the book document the difficulties and challenges as well as the contributions and successes of African Americans in Hawai‘i.

Delane Publishing features new, emerging writers, and established writers of literary fiction and poetry. Delane Publishing publishes poetry, History, Spiritual, Self-Help, Motivational, Inspirational, and Memoir. Books are available at,, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.

Read an excerpt from the book!

Updates on my current events, book signings, workshops and poetry will continue so please keep checking in! In the meantime, feel free to browse around and check out “African Americans In Hawai`i: A Search For Identity,” compiled and edited by Ayin M. Adams, Ph.D for sale on the PURCHASE page!

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Winner of the 2015 Bronze Illumination Award "This book is full of positive daily affirmations and directions for reducing stress and creating inner peace. It is a powerful guide to the reader. Adams offers practical tools for attaining a more compassionate, responsible and fulfilling life and inspires the reader to take charge of his/her problems, relationships, sadness, and life’s painful tests and situations. She shows how to redirect energy toward a new inner freedom and more transparent way of being in the world. Adams creates the feeling of a new day and new beginnings."

--Kathryn Waddell Takara, Ph.D., author of Frank Marshall Davis: The Fire and the Phoenix (A Critical Biography)

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"Kwanzaa is a celebratory period of seven days from December 26 - January 1 that acknowledges spirit, the ancestors, and seven principles for living more harmoniously in a ritual that is popular with many African Americans. It celebrates certain values to be embraced by the community, the family, and the individual to help create better, more productive, and fulfi lled lives. Although the African American community is small in the Hawaiian Islands, resident groups of African Americans and their friends and families gather together in a tradition to celebrate the 7 principles of Kwanzaa at the end of each year. The principles are: umoja, ujima, ujamaa, kujuchagulia, nia, kuumba, and imani. Dr. Ayin M. Adams has put together this delightfully creative and informative book to share the philosophical values, cultural poetry, recipes, and photographs of the unique beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and enhance the meaning, scope, depth, and intimate ritual of Kwanzaa."

--Kathryn Waddell Takara, Ph.D., author of Frank Marshall Davis: The Fire and the Phoenix (A Critical Biography)

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for_ladies_only_cover"For Ladies Only: Dedicated to the Color Pink" is a moving and revealing small book in poetic verse about a major health problem, breast cancer, from unique personal perspective of the birth, development and growth of breasts. It is a healing sometimes humorous journey from dawn to night, from birth to death in the shadow of cancer, a group of diseases that is often still uncontrollable cellular growth affecting different parts of the body, but in women most often the breasts.

Adams’ personifies breasts as dear and intimate friends who are as essential as organs, as necessary as limbs, as nurturing as companions that accompany one through each of life’s stages, rituals and processes. Her focus is on the affirmation of breasts, will, the unity of women in gender/health issues ending in a declaration of hope for a cure and an affirmation of the joys of life’s intimate moments. An empowering, insightful book."

--Kathryn Waddell Takara, PhD., 2010 American Book Award Winner of Pacific Raven: Hawai`i Poems

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