Poetry

I write poetry and you can check out my collection, BREATHE. BREATHE., below. But I do love to feature other poets and all things poetry so I have come up with a few promotions. The first features a series for National Poetry Month and the second is a ongoing, year-long series that features others.

National Poetry Month Series – April 2018

April was National Poetry Month! I did a small series featuring some fabulous poets, poetry, and all about the craft.

Post #1 – Three Poems by Award-winning Poet Christina Sng

Post #2 – Five Ways Poetry Can Help Your Prose by Sara Tantlinger

Post #3 – Three Poems by Award-winning Poet Linda D. Addison

Post #4 – A Poem by Award-winning Author/Screenwriter Dustin La Valley

Post #5 – A Poem by Writer and Journalist Nada Adel Sobhi

Year Long Poetry Series 2018

I’m going to be featuring poetry or poets each month, one or two days a month at least. I’m taking ideas and guest articles and poetry. Just e-mail me to hookofabook@hotmail.com if interested!

My Poetry –

Here are some FREE Mummy poems I featured on this site.

Breathe. Breathe. (Unnerving 2017) 

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Breathe. Breathe. is a collection of dark poetry and short fiction exploring the surreal depths of humanity. It’s a representation of how life breaks us apart and words put us back together. Purged onto the pages, dark emotions flow, urging readers into murky seas and grim forests, to the fine line between breathing and death.
In Act One, readers are presented with a serial killer in Victorian London, a lighthouse keeper with an eerie legacy, a murderous spouse that seems to have walked right out of a mystery novel, and a treacherous Japanese lady who wants to stay immortal. The heightened fears in the twilight of your minds will seep into the blackest of your nights, where you have to breathe in rhythm to stay alive.
In Act Two, the poetry turns more internal and pierces through the wall of denial and pain, bringing visceral emotions to the surface unleashing traumas such as domestic abuse, violence, and illness.
In the short stories, you’ll meet residents of Valhalla Lane whose lives are on a violent parallel track to collision, a man who is driven mad by the sound of a woodpecker, a teenage girl who wakes up on the beach and can’t find another soul in sight, a woman caught in a time shift pitting her against the Egyptian goddess Anuket, and a little girl whose whole world changes when her favorite dandelion yellow crayon is discontinued.
Amid these pages the haunting themes of oppression, isolation, revenge, and madness unfold through folklore, nightmares, and often times, raw, impulsive passion crafted to sear from the inside out.
With a touching foreword by the Bram Stoker nominated author Brian Kirk, Breathe. Breathe. will at times unsettle you, and at times embrace you. Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi, a veteran writer and editor of the written word, offers up a mixed set of pieces, identifying her as a strong, new voice in dark fiction that will tear the heart from your chest, all the while reminding you to breathe.
“It’s full of the unexpected – bits of lace cut through with the odd and the horrible and the beautiful. Through it all I sense the power of a survivor!! And I love that!”
–Sue Harrison, internationally bestselling author of Mother Earth Father Sky (Ivory Carver Trilogy
“Breathe. Breathe. is at times haunting, visceral, bittersweet, and tender. Erin Al Mehairi bares her soul and invites readers to devour it whole.” –Hunter Shea, author of We Are Always Watching

Poems Also Featured In

Dark Voices (Lycan Valley) –
All female TOC anthology with proceeds going to breast cancer research

Enchanted Conversation: a fairy tale and folklore magazine, Feb. 2018 issue

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