Sunday, July 25, 2010

Here it is...

Happy Friday, everybody! Most of you know that Modern History Press recently published my chapbook of poems “Because All Is Not Lost: Verse On Grief.”

On the same day, UK-based VAANI interviewed me. It's official; UK knows that I love to chat and dance. :-) Click here to read the interview:

Before I tell you what the book is about, I want to holler a big thank you to all the people who have made this dream come true: Millay Colony (for providing me with a creative environment); Abby Adams, my friend and fellow poet ( for her insightful critique and feedback); my husband, Anudit (for totally getting why I need to hide behind fog, hills, and solitude when it comes to writing poetry); and lastly but most importantly, my publisher, Victor R. Volkman (for his faith, open-mindedness, hard work, and devotion. It's an absolute delight working with you, Victor!)

About the book:

We have all lost a dear one at some point in our lives. Grief, depending on the relationship with the one deceased, affects us differently. But life is about celebrating those alive and not just mourning those who have moved on. Optimism and faith are the keys to overcoming the roadblocks life puts in our way. This book tries to state that there is always hope for anyone coping with grief.

Reviews so far:

"The real joy of this collection is its potential to be read in a single sitting, multiple times, with each subsequent reading revealing new insights. For poetry virgins, this text demands no sophisticated knowledge of poetics and literary discourse. To put simply, it is an accessible piece of enjoyable writing, a concept with which a lot of poets seem to struggle."

Orchid Tierney, Editor REM Magazine

"A gripping story of grief and loss and journey to faith and hope will interest all lovers of poetry."

Smita Singh, VAANI

So what are you waiting for? Grab your wallets, take out that credit card, and make the purchase. The book is available in: US, UK, and everywhere else in the world!

Thank you for all your support!



More until next time,


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1 comment:

DM said...

got the book, read it, and what can i say... very moving, inspiring and i love the strain of optimism and hope that's embedded somewhere in each of the poems...