ladies & gents, i am
thrilled to announce…
“decisions we make while we dream” (2012)
and “TRAVERSALS” (2014)
my third collection of poetry and prose
poetry & prose
from inside the fire
“to all those
who reclaim their
spirits from darkness-
who resolve to protect
the body as an altar,
and keep the fire safe-
know there is an energy of
resilience that unites us all.
we may have to fight everyday-
but we never fight alone.
this is a book about reclamation.
about staying close to the fire. trusting in your wildlight.
it is a book about struggles with honesty, with identity. about all-consuming loves- passion, destruction, regeneration. about leaving and returning. about lack of self-love and self-worth. about mental illness and addictions. about the indomitable power of the human spirit. about reasons to live. about what happens when you break away from the life you thought you wanted- to walk into the wild. to be taught in ways only the universe can truly teach you- with blood, with sweat. with grief, and wonder. with fire. with heart.
it is a book about trying and trying and trying again…”
thus begins the journey
BOOK RELEASE & PERFORMANCE IN NYC 3.24.18 at Q.E.D. ASTORIA! [more info]
* book cover design by nurgül aşık of idlewild magazine, garuda mudra photo shot & edited by belinda mims