Elizabeth Edwards Realeases Her New Poetry Book Into The Dark
January 5th, 2013 - Manchester, UK
Elizabeth Edwards, more often known for her work promoting artists on her 1stAngel Arts Magazine (1stangel.co.uk) has dipped her feet into the writing world by publishing her first small collection of dark poems,
Her work is almost gothic in its content, minus the fictional vampires but, containing darkness and evil, nonetheless.
'I led a very, erm, interesting life before coming back to art; said Elizabeth. 'I have taken from that life in my writing. Everything I write about I have some experience of'
The book contains 10 short poems and that may seem few but, you will find yourself reading these many times as they are very intense.
"Absolutely wonderful Beth. I feel the angst and the fear. A very emotional experience." David Lane
" Read them all twice, and I am impressed - you are a survivor indeed, my friend" Syd Baker
From exotic dancing to death by steel, I suggest you grab a copy for those late nights reading........
Beth, Congratulations! I began reading your poems a couple of nights ago and was interrupted, it was late and they needed time, so didn't get back to them until this morning. I was incensed by the violence against a young woman, maybe even girl, and am so happy for you that you are in a loving and what seems equal, relationship now, I don't think any man would take you on anyway, the training that you have under your belt. The honesty was very fresh, few people write with such honesty, and in poetry it is easy to use disguised language. Well done. Should be a novel next! From what's in the news lately a novel about mysogyny would be well timed and an education for all.
Thank you so much, Maria. I was told when I first started writing them, not to place them 'out there'. But, I wanted people to see there is hope even in our darkest hours. If even one person sees that......job done.
As the notes of a Spanish guitar turn into beautiful butterflies, a poetic story develops of an Awakening from a lifelong dream.
"Poetry Dreams, The Poetic Story Of An Awakening" is Xoanxo's first e-book. Xoanxo, an Artist and a Poet, mixes in this short story, poetry, dialogue, abstract and surreal scenery in a minimalist, spontaneous,expressive and free way. Heavily influenced by twentieth century Art, he mixes many styles, tendencies and genres to offer us his own and unique way of expression. He believes that "Originality" is the sincere expression of oneself and that is what he transmits in his works, raw sincerity, emotion, existentialism, realism, surrealism, abstraction, minimalism...all part of oneself but at the same time, all deprived of their "isms" to make them unique and very personal.
I am about to begin an illustrated version, where all those "isms" deprived of their "isms" tendencies may become a little clearer :-)
Beth, Congratulations!!! My very first book was a book of photos, both straight and enhanced taken in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. "Impressions of Yellowstone" (Two of my very favorite places) I also did one just using images taken in my backyard. "Backyard Browsings" Both were fun projects!
Congratulations Beth! This is such a great Accomplishment! :)
I red the preview book and I love your style...you're so talented in everything you create.
And the cover of the book looks very good, indeed. Sort of mysterious, In concordance to the title.
Congrats as well to all of you, I'm really impressed by your achievements!
"JOYFUL JEWELS" combines over 70 full-color photos of God's beautiful creation of flowers, combined with heartfelt meditations on the Joyful Mysteries of The Rosary (written by my father who led the daily Rosary at Church for 10+ years).
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Touching meditations on the 20 Mysteries of The Rosary paired with over 100 lovely photographs. The Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Meditations were written by my father, Robert Santuci. He used them when he led the Rosary daily at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Hamburg, NY. The Luminous Meditations were written by me. In honour of my father Robert, and my mother Anna (who both went to their eternal reward in 2004 after 50 years of Marriage) a portion of all profits from the sale of this book will go to Life-Affirming Charities. There are many photos of local WNY Churches and Natural Wonders in this book, as well as many other lovely photographs.......
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Last 2! These are available on Amazon in Paperback and E-Book format....the individual pictures in both of these books are available for sale here in my FAA Galleries.
In "The Bible Talks About: Love" what Sacred Scripture says about Love is beautifully illustrated by the bright graphic designs of Rose Santuci-Sofranko. Each of the 50, 5" x 7" pages, is frameable. Why not buy one copy to keep as a book, and another to frame the pictures/quotes?
In "The Bible Talks About: Flowers and Plants" the lovely floral photography of Rose Santuci-Sofranko beautifully illustrates what Sacred Scripture has to say about flowers, plants and gardens. Each of the 40+ quotes from the Bible are paired with a full-color photograph of a gorgeous flower. The flowers included in this book are: lilies (water, day, Easter, calla, asiatic), roses, orchids, flowering crab-apple, hyacinths, tulips, daisies (gerbera and ox-eye), hibiscus, black-eyed susan, bird of paradise, camellia, cleome, allysum, bleeding hearts, cosmos, jonquils, marigolds, nasturtiums, lantania, chrysanthemums, rose of sharon, poinsettias, sunflowers, zinnias, and ranunculus. This book would make a lovely gift for yourself or a loved one!
Hi Beth, now we're settled in at new address...placed my order for your book......so easy at Blurb (sad but true....shipping to Oz is prohibitive [twice the purch.price], so will be happy with softcover)..........hope others join me......... Cheers, Viva
I want to thank Catherine SO MUCH for allowing me to use her testimonial. I will be adding this to my own site
I received your book of poetry in the mail a few days ago. Words are just not adequate to describe what I am feeling. I have read, re read and read again all of the poems. I have led a long, never dull, life and certainly never seemed to pick the 'safe' routes along the way but I could never express, as you have so brilliantly and so incredibly courageously, the emotions associated with some of these experiences. You have an unique and special gift for communication. My only wish would be that this could find it's way to a best seller list somewhere... there are so many people that would be grateful to read your powerful words... as I am. I will treasure this... thank you for writing it.
Dancer is a great piece Beth, I read it out loud to Penny last night but you have some equally powerful work in this.. Writing has always been a healing tool for me and your book is giving me inspiration to do one also..
I have just read your preview Beth and I have really enjoyed it!!! Poetry that seems to flow from a a nostalgic and melancholic rhythm, subtle fear, composed, no explosions of panic in the third person. I would say that it borders the existential were it not for its rhythm...I think this is because it's written in third person and somehow, even though you say you write from the heart of your own experiences, there seem to be two very different perspectives at play, the existential, yet nostalgic and melancholic that seem to be provided by the observer (the writer) rather than the "experiencer" who becomes a character of whose soul not much is revealed. It still offers a perspective often uncared for....sensitive, human...and with plenty of room for the reader's imagination!!!
Like all good things, so short that left me wanting more!!!
It's arrived !! And what a fine publication, words and images, Beth..........much is packed into this small , treasured edition.........I too am left wanting more.........at times I was very touched by your revelations, experiences...though in the third person........it all rings true as it would, being from the heart and mind. Am thrilled to have this for my own.......to read and re-read. Cheers.
I just recently conderted my book to Kindle. It was free and didn't take very long. I am also sponsering a contest here:http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/45126-hidden-pictures I have generated alot of interest in my book here, might be something you all want to consider as far as marketing goes.