Years ago I wrote a book of poetry called, Tender Cracks, that I self-published on Blurb. It was a very quick and easy way for me to publish my poems, but it was very DIY with no proper cover (I used a photograph I had taken myself) and no ISBN. After talking to a fellow writer who has published her own books and advocated for me to try publishing my book on Amazon, I realized that I won’t be satisfied until I do a proper job of it.
So, with a lot of work and time, I revamped my book with a new cover with the help of a designer, and published Tender Cracks on Amazon Kindle. The book is more polished looking and comes with some new poems included. The paperback version is also coming and will be available to order soon!
Preview the Kindle ebook here:
It’s been forever since I’ve written any poetry, but until I get inspired again and hopefully writing again, you can check out my book of poems, Tender Cracks, from the Calgary Public Library!
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
~Vincent Van Gogh
Your cutting words
suck the air out of me.
And then I breathe in the world
and hit back with
stronger, better, purer
The purpose of great art is to rise us above our own smallness and to remind us of our great humanity.
To survive in this world one must strip everything to its essence, its core.
Once you simplify everything, everything becomes so beautiful and there is no reason to be sad.
Think of it this way: you get to eat good food, read good books, see great art and sleep sweet dreams.
Life is good.