Saturday, April 27, 2013

My New Book Is Here!

Hello my readers! I have exciting news. My new book of poems, "My Mad Love" is out and it's available at Amazon.com! I'm really excited about it!

"My Mad Love: poems out in the noonday sun" is divided into five sections: Travel Stories For Girls, The Doctor Will See You Now, Clever Gypsies, Boris & Natasha Live Again, and Catholic Girl On The Loose. Regular readers will recognize most of these as being labels I use frequently here at Word Garden.

In my book, you'll find story poems like "The Catalonian", in which a woman plots escape from her botanist husband, "In The Eggshell Of My Mind", the story of a woman detained by the secret police because they want her to tell them about the beauty of her lover's hair, "Paul Newman's Eyes" about a woman astronaut who never really returns to earth after retirement, and "Valentina" about a wannabe actress who learns assertiveness from her tiger lover.

There are quite a few rhyming or form poems here, including  "Favor", "Crow Against The Moon" and "The Healing".

Pack your suitcase for "Paris, Au Revoir", "St. Petersburg" and "The Girl Who Dreamt Of Polar Bears." 

And, of course, there are lots of love poems, including "The Hill Is Closer To Heaven", "Fire", "Crusade", "The Queen Of Small Spaces" and, naturally, the title poem.

None of the poems which were included in "Gemini/Scorpio/Capricorn", my combined poetry volume with Kelli Simpson and Joy Ann Jones, are repeated here; this is all different stuff. After G/S/C came out, there were so many poems I couldn't believe I didn't include, that I decided to do a whole book, and here it is. Besides, it's time to see if I can do it without Kelli and Joy propping me up!

I hope you'll read my book. I know you'll enjoy it. 

Shay

13 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

It sounds fabulous, Shay. As a long time fan of your love poetry, this book is sure to be a must-have luxury item
Congratulations.

TexWisGirl said...

congrats, dear girl!

Lynn said...

That's so exciting, Shay! I have added it to my "cart."

hedgewitch said...

Congratulations, Shay. I know how much work it takes to assemble, edit and set up this stuff--I look forward immensely to having your work on my shelf.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I'm ordering two copies, one for Lisa, who will love it. How do you manage to get books together while till writing amazing poems every day? I am still halfway through my first book , making little headway. Well, will take inspiration from you, given you work full time as well.Way to go, kiddo!

TALON said...

Congrats, Shay! Sounds amazing. I will look forward to reading this very very much! :)

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Shay, two books out! Wow, great.

You actually promote this volume quite well, Shay. I've seen folks trot out their work and almost apologize for it. Love your zeal, your confidence, and your content. Once I get my allotted "book budget" for May, this will be first.

Love you, wild thang, Amy

Mama Zen said...

I've ordered mine!

lorelei said...

Yay! How exciting! Congratulations, Shay.

Grandmother said...

Your love poetry is my favorite, though as for that I love it all. I'm downloading the book to my Kindle tonight. Congratulations!

ellen abbott said...

cool.

G-Man said...

Congratulations Shay.
Too many poems, not enough time!

myheartslovesongs.com said...

Amazon promised my copy will be here by May 11th {i ordered it last week and it still hasn't shipped!} having already gotten your first two books, i can't wait, SP!!!