Award-Winning Debut Poetry Collection “Shmehara” Receives Literary Titan Gold Book Award

Award-Winning Debut Poetry Collection "Shmehara" Receives Literary Titan Gold Book Award
Andi Kopek’s debut poetry collection, “Shmehara,” has been awarded the Literary Titan Gold Book Award, celebrating its innovative blend of poetry and visual art that addresses profound human experiences and emotions. The collection features 21 poems, each accompanied by dynamic illustrations and QR codes that enhance the reader’s engagement while exploring themes of resilience, compassion, and the human spirit amid conflict.

Nashville, TN – Andi Kopek’s groundbreaking debut poetry collection, “Shmehara,” has been honored with the esteemed Literary Titan Gold Book Award, recognizing outstanding literature.

“Shmehara” transcends traditional literary boundaries by integrating 21 evocative poems with immersive illustrations and QR code technology, allowing readers to engage with animated content that brings the text to life. Each poem, coupled with its dynamic illustration and insightful notes from both the author and illustrator, delves deeply into themes such as resilience, compassion, and the human spirit amid adversity.

The book reflects on a spectrum of human emotions and experiences, including childhood trauma, mental health, identity, love, and death, all while engaging with the overarching context of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Yet, its themes resonate universally, tapping into the core of the human experience. A notable aspect of the collection is its Foreword by Steven Komarnyckyj, a distinguished British-Ukrainian writer and translator, who lends his voice to underscore the significance of Kopek’s work in today’s cultural and historical context.

Literary Titan lauds “Shmehara” as a “poignant exploration of human emotions,” highlighting how Kopek skillfully blends poetry with visual art, enhancing the reader’s experience. The review further emphasizes the collection’s balance between acknowledging harsh realities and nurturing hope, making it a compelling read for those moved by the complexities of human experiences during times of conflict.

“Shmehara” is available now at, and 10% of its sales are donated to support Ukrainian children refugees through a humanitarian organization. Join Andi Kopek on this extraordinary literary and artistic journey, and immerse yourself in “Shmehara”—a testament to the enduring power of art in illuminating the human experience and inspiring positive change.

About the Book

Embark on an evocative journey through a collection of poetry that transcends traditional boundaries of the written word. This debut work combines lyrical verses with stunning illustrations and interactive QR codes, offering a multi-sensory exploration of resilience, compassion, and the indomitable human spirit. Each poem delves into the depths of personal and collective experience—from childhood trauma to the echoes of war—inviting readers to reflect on life’s complex emotions and the power of art to heal and inspire.

About the Author

Andi Kopek (Nashville, TN) is an award-winning poet, author, human rights advocate, and multi-media artist whose work is deeply rooted in resilience, compassion, and hope. With training in the medical field, neuroscience, behavior change, and coaching, Kopek has fully dedicated himself to art as a means of storytelling and healing.

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