Composition of a Woman is currently available on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca (Canada) and Amazon Europe ( Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr,Amazon.it, and Amazon.es.) It should be available of Book Depository and Barnes & Noble soon. Signed copies of Composition of a Woman are also available on the Sudden Denouement Etsy site. Watch this incredible video by Dena Daigle for taste of Christine E Ray's gorgeous work and unmatched talent: … Continue reading Christine E Ray’s Composition of a Woman, out now!
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brushed shy finger
© Anthony Gorman 2018
Anthony Gorman is a writer, visual artist, and human rights activist with extensive lived trauma. He’s worked in the field of Mental Health and addictions in crisis management. Much of his writing helps with processing the absorbed horrors and sorrows experienced vicariously through the recounts of resilient and amazing clients. Additionally, he lives with the daily splendors and burdens of his own bipolar disorder. With a fervor for micropoetry, poetry his writing strives to back big emotions into small clusters of words. Grumpy is privileged to share with you. You can read more of his writing at Hands in the Garden
I run my petal soft fingertips
along the contours of your hands;
counting each line, stroking each knuckle,
tracing the inside of your palm
and the indents around your nails.
This is the first time I’ve held hands
like yours – gentle like a stream,
hands which wash over my feet,
my hips, chest and face.
They do not threaten or intimidate.
They are not calloused with brick wall,
or the space behind my head.
They are not blistered by your use
of her flesh for pity, stripped
of her humility.
They are not clammy
with ‘love me or feel sorry’.
They are hands which call me
a queen and I feel it.
They are hands which refuse
to knock the wind from my chest.
They are hands which tend to
the soil below my waist,
allow my stem to flourish
instead of squeeze.
They are hands which pull
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Have you thought of how many dead you’s exist in the minds of other people? How many wounded, bruised, beaten, raped, left-to-die replicas of you walk around the streets? I collect them all as they pass by and keep them pressed between the pages of the Holy Bible, a collection of possible truths, of futures to come.
My therapist says my suspicion towards other people is abnormal. I want to tell her all the reasons why I keep the word misanthropist tucked in safely underneath Adam’s rib. Instead I tell her about the obese, shaven man on the train station, his belly so large the face of Hitler on his t-shirt much resembled a balloon.
I want to tell her the reason I became this thing. It is quite simple, actually. I loved. The amorous terrorism, the poaching of hearts, all of that crap. And I still do, although I…
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I’m trying not to think about how quickly your departure will tear my heart asunder. © Kristiana Reed 2018
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Let me begin honestly. There is no hiding the love I have always had for Nicholas Gagnier’s work; whether that be his poetry or being a beta reader for his novel Founding Fathers, due to be released in the summer of 2019. However, this also meant I approached reading Leonard the Liar with a preconceived … Continue reading Review of Leonard the Liar, Nicholas Gagnier
Originally posted on Indie Blu(e). From the moment Sudden Denouement Publishing announced the publication of Rachel Finch’s debut poetry collection, I could not wait to read it. Finch made a brave and bold entrance onto Blood into Ink, with ignition pieces like Girls are not for Beating (pg.35). I was hooked by her ability to … Continue reading Review of A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings, Rachel Finch