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the fact that this book exists means that there is triumph of the holy wild spirit over heartache, darkness, ruin, illness and dis-ease, lack of self-worth, addiction, depression, sorrow, death.
i cannot describe how proud i am of this piece of my heart, blood, and bones.
3 years, 258 pages.
i proudly present my third book of poetry and prose, WILDLIGHT.
available for you. NOW.
WILDLIGHT: POETRY & PROSE FROM INSIDE THE FIRE
MARCH 20, 2018 – SPRING EQUINOX
three years of blood, sweat, fire, heart, and LIVING have gone into this collection, plunging into the wildernesses of love, spirituality, addiction, sex, shamanism, mental health struggles, self-love, and rebirth.
“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…”
crack the spine of this book and the author will know it. this is an alchemical document- rubbed with earth, singed with flame. found curled inside the inmost core of an animal, fanged and feathered. each word a bone picked from an endless desert, blessed with tears and triumph from the road. “WILDLIGHT” was written from 2015 to 2017 by a shamanic poet and journeywoman who is most often likened to wildfire or supernova- this third collection of poetry and prose an act of sacred invocation that will keep howling at you even when its pages are closed.
THE POET IS UNAFRAID TO BECOME FULL WILDERNESS.
NYC PERFORMANCE & RELEASE PARTY:
March 24, 2018 3-5pm at Q.E.D.: A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria [Facebook]
more upcoming SHOWS
THE JOURNEY ON INSTAGRAM: #wildlightbyajd
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XO with ecstatic love and FIREFIREFIRE,