So I have been relatively quiet on social media and the blog lately, confining myself to reblogs and teasers. This has largely been down to real life concerns taking over, things that needed attention and drained me.
But the other reason is that, having very little time, I dedicated it all to working on my next project – which is now ready! You may have seen the coming soon posts – that went on a lot longer than intended
So now – it really is coming soon! From the 11th June to 15th will be the official launch and the book – Andervayne’s Dream and other poems – will be be free. As an added bonus all my other books will be on sale . for the same period.
Proper posts will be coming in the next few days to count down to the 11th.
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In these times of quick gratification and short attention spans, I decided to try and buck the trend and present something not only with greater length but also depth.
The poems in this collection were written over a long period and for different purposes. They are varied but they are all long. And they all represent challenges. Each was a challenge to myself, to sustain a quality of writing for a long period and within tight constraints of form while still telling a story. They also represent and challenge to the reader. The throw off the pressure of everyday life, the pressure to hurry, hurry, hurry to take the time to read something, absorb it over time.
Such effort needs reward, these poems should not be a one-time quick fix. If the reader is going to put that effort in then there should be a payoff, they should be able to continue to get something from it afterwards. Whether that be from contemplation of what they have digested or from revisiting, rereading and seeing things they missed the first time around. So the final challenge to me was to provide this depth of content – not just quantity.
In the next few days, there will follow a brief description of each of the five poems in this collection.
Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon