Seymour Hamilton – Book Promo

Book: Angel’s Share

Author: Seymour Hamilton

Synopsis:

Angel is a young able seaman aboard a three-masted schooner, when a charismatic leader needs his help to transport five men, more than a dozen women and their children to an abandoned fort. They all hope to escape the breakdown of society in a community guided by faith, hope and loyalty. Among the children is a girl with sea-bright eyes and her little sister. More than twenty years later, Angel returns in his own ship to find out how they all fared, triggering a spate of murderous violence that threatens to destroy the little community and Angel with it.The action of Angel’s Share takes place prior to The Astreya Trilogy.

Bio:

Seymour Hamilton was born in London in 1941 during an air raid. He lived in Mauritius from 1945 to 1949, when his family moved to Ottawa. In 1973, he earned a PhD on American Science fiction from Queen’s University, Kingston.  He  taught at several Canadian universities and worked as an editor/writer for government.  In 2011 he completed The Astreya Trilogy: the adventures of Astreya, a young man searching for his identity in the context of his nautical family’s mysterious past. Seymour returned to the same imaginative universe for River of Stones (2019)and Angel’s Share (2020)

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http://www.seymourhamilton.com

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Adrian S. Potter – Book Promo

Book: Everything Wrong Feels Right

Author: Adrian S. Potter

Synopsis:

Adrian S. Potter’s first full-length book of poetry, Everything Wrong Feels Right, is a work full of passion and infatuation. The book outlines moments of brokenness, despair, and desire juxtaposed with peaceful portraitures of Midwestern landscapes. By using serene backgrounds as settings for violence, drunkenness, and an overarching sense of hopelessness, Potter exposes the dual nature of the Midwest and paints a realistic picture of what it means to live. Everything Wrong Feels Right is published by PortagePress and supported by Portage Magazine. 

Bio:

Adrian S. Potter writes poetry and prose in Minnesota. He is the author of the poetry collection Everything Wrong Feels Right and the prose chapbook The Alter Ego Handbook. Some publication credits include North American Review, Obsidian, Jet Fuel Review, and Kansas City Voices. Visit him online at http://adrianspotter.com/.

Links:

http://adrianspotter.com/

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Jagjeet Sharma – Book Promo

Book: Raindrops

Author: Jagjeet Sharma

Synopsis:

Divided into four parts, this book is about human emotions. It is about the five elements, lust, anger, greed, attachment, and ego. It is also about violence against women, children, mental illness, climate change, and everyday news stories.

Bio:

Jagjeet Sharma is a freelance journalist, poet and author. She hosts a weekly radio show along with her team of dedicated volunteers on CKCU 93.1fm.  

She launched her first book of poems, Nature’s Subtle Seductions, April 14th, 2018 at Ottawa City Hall.   

Her second book of poems, Fragments, was launched May 25th, 2019 at Ottawa City Hall.  

All sale proceeds from the two books were donated to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  

Raindrops is her third collection of poems. It is a continuation of her creative process, “I observe, I feel, and I write. I call it journalistic poetry”.  

Jagjeet Sharma has been featured in the North Grenville Times, Juice 97.5 FM, Kemptville, CHIN Mirch Masala radio. She was invited to local South Asian festivals for book signings and poetry readings.  

She is member of the Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW), North Grenville Writers Circle, founding member of the Ottawa Ethnic Media Forum.  

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Kofi Antwi – Book Promo

Book: Tidal Wave

Author: Kofi Antwi

Synopsis:

he writing in tidal wave explores one’s identity, the visceral display of subconscious ramifications — bending the abstract ploy of truth, and what lays the foundation of corruption. The author’s writing encompasses a lyrical approach — as it breaks conventional forms. 

The author reimagines language through poetic expressions — adjacent to its rangy syntax, returning the objective placement of rhythmic science. Tidal Wave is a thematic approach to recreating wavelength patterns, and finds oneself, amongst shoulders of writers who have crafted avenues for contemporary writers.

Bio:

Kofi Antwi, is a writer, English professor, and graduate of the Writers Foundry MFA Creative Writing program. He was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island by parents of Ghanaian descent. Kofi’s writing has been published by, Great Weather For Media, Agbowo, No, Dear, NYSAI, Ninalem, and Rigorous. Kattywompus Press published Kofi’s debut poetry chapbook Tidal Wave. Kofi has contributed as a guest editor of Breadcrumbs Mag, an assistant editor at Wisconsin English Journal, and nominated for Best Poem on The Web by Rise Up.

Links:

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Author’s Website: https://www.kofiantwi.net

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Xi Nan & Fish Lu – Book Promo

Book: With Light & Dust

Authors: Xi Nan & Fish Lu

Synopsis:

With Light and Dust is a poetry volume bringing together Xi Nan and Fish Lu, two of the finest minds in contemporary Chinese literature. Comprising four different poetry selections, from Xi Nan’s account of living in northern China in “1303” to Fish Lu’s examination of modern mundanity in “Fire Hydrant,” With Light and Dust explores urban living, cultural change, and beauty from a non-Western lens.

With Light and Dust is the English-language poetry debut of Xi Nan and Fish Lu. This edition of the book was translated by Xi Nan and features a preface from both authors.

Bio:

Xi Nan (西楠), born in China, writes and translates, Whale Studio indie publisher, author of different genres. Latest translation work: 207th Bone(authored by Zhou Li, published by Simi Press). Her Twitter: @XiNan_WhaleStu ; Her FB: https://www.facebook.com/xinan.writes


Fish Lu (鲁鱼), poet, author of experimental texts, Whale Studio indie publisher, author of four books; some works of his are translated and published in English. His Twitter: @FishLu_WhaleStu ; His FB: https://www.facebook.com/fish.lu.1004/

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Author’s Blog: https://xfish.wordpress.com

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Marian Kilcoyne – Book Promo

Book: The Heart Uncut

Author: Marian Kilcoyne

Synopsis:

The Heart Uncut is a collection of poetry that explores the natural world intimately and lays down praise for the beauty of the west coast of Ireland, where the author lives. It also attempts to reconcile the intricate relationships between people and binds them to the good and sometimes the treacherous. The collection seeks to placate a chaotic world by giving form to words, by interpreting the authors lived reality, and by seeking peace from bearing witness to a great deal of beauty and a certain amount of u

Bio:

Marian Kilcoyne lives mainly on the west coast of Ireland. She is a former teacher and also worked in management and education for an Aids Organisation. She has been published widely in Literary Journals in the US, Ireland, the UK and around the world. The Heart Uncut is published by Words On The Street Galway, Ireland, 2020.

Links:

Website:www.mariankilcoyne.com Instagram: marianatkooTwitter: @kilcoyne_marian
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Amy George – Book Promo

Book: The Stopping Places

Author: Amy George

Synopsis:

The Stopping Places is a collection of poetry that celebrates the different seasons of life through snapshots of people and places. It draws upon travel, nostalgia, and family to show the interweavings of experience. 

Bio:

Amy L. George is the author of three chapbooks: The Stopping Places, Desideratum, and The Fragrance of Memory. Her poetry has been published in journals such as Kyoto Journal, Pirene’s Fountain, and Pennsylvania English. She holds an MFA in Poetry and a Ph.D. in Literature. She teaches undergrad how to write poetry at a small university in Texas. 

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Links:
Author Blog: amylgeorge.weebly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amylgeorge/
Book: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/the-stopping-places-by-amy-l-george/

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Joseph Benavidez – Book Promo

Book: Case W-467: A Book of Poetry

Author: Joseph Benavidez

Synopsis:

Case W-467 is a book of poetry exploring writer Joseph Benavidez’s emotional journey of seeking a restraining order against his violent and unstable brother, and the aftermath of coming to terms with said brother’s death. Subjects include poems about being in a courthouse, writing an obituary, and frustrations of family relationships. Unique to Case W-467, the collection also includes a full transcript of the trial.

Bio:

Joseph Benavidez is a proud cat daddy who enjoys taking photos, sleeping until noon, and hugging Tyler Hoechlin. In early 2018, he published his first book of poetry which can be found at www.benavidezbooks.com. He hopes to meet Chris Evans before turning 40 and can be found on Twitter at @BenavidezPoetry. 

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Su Zi – Book Promo

Book: Chirp

Author: Su Zi

Synopsis:

The book was written based on field observations of actual birds, 19th century naturalist style; I used a number of resources to aid with accurate identification. Each stanza represents a day’s observation.

Bio:

Su Zi is a poet/writer. artist and editor of Red Mare—a poetry chapbook series which features block printed covers, hand sewn binding, and numbered limited editions.  She works in multiple genres, and has had her poetry, essays, fiction published in a variety of print and cyber publications. Additionally, her 2020 publications include the book of poems #100TPC (Alien Buddha) and the forthcoming Chicago Poems(Breaking Rules), which is expected to be released late autumn.

Links:

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Erica Abbott – Book Promo

Book: Self-Portrait as a Sinking Ship

Author: Erica Abbott

Synopsis:

The confessional-style of “Self-Portrait as a Sinking Ship” explores themes of depression, anxiety, and how mental illness can affect a person’s life. It also dives into how holding on to hope can pull a person through even the darkest moments of life.

Bio:

Erica Abbott is a Philadelphia-based poet and writer. She has been writing for over 15 years and her work has been published in Toho, perhappened, Flora Fiction, and other journals. Self-Portrait as a Sinking Ship is her first poetry chapbook. Follow her on Instagram @poetry_erica and on Twitter @erica_abbott.

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https://www.instagram.com/poetry_erica

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