My publisher has just released the link to the pre-order page for my poetry collection, Fireflies at Absolute Zero
from Hiraeth Press. The book is $15.95 plus postage and is due to ship on October 31st, 2012.
I got some lovely cover text from several writers, including Ruby Sara, editor of the Datura
esoteric poesis anthologies. From the Hiraeth page:
“Erynn Rowan Laurie’s Fireflies at Absolute Zero is a call to poetic arms, written with the ferocity and passion of the Earth warrior — “my poems burn like stars/ they fall like spears from the oil-black sky.” It is a hymn of praise to the old gods, written in the long tradition of poets as dreamers of new worlds, and re-memberers of old ones. Indeed, Laurie’s poetry reminds us all that humanity cannot face its struggles with either mushy platitudes or militarist cliché; we require the nuance of the poet who dances courageously on the edges, between the struggle and the embrace.” –Theodore Richards, author of Cosmosophia and The Crucifixion
“Following an ancient tradition of craft and inspiration, Erynn Rowan Laurie’s work breathes in wonder, transmutes it into a crisp lyricism, and offers it, sharp and focused, back to the waking world. Grounded in experience, dream, and story, these poems declare with rich attention the wild voice of the divine, the warp and weft of myth, the complexity of being human, and the great beauty of the earth, rough and sweet. Fireflies at Absolute Zero is a collection for all who seek to invite in the raw, poetic nature of being and witness to the singing of spirits and powers; bluejay, human struggle, mandrake, divine story, seashore...all brought into focus by the magic of the sacred word.” –Ruby Sara, editor of Datura and Mandragora
“Yes, this book of poems sings with lyrics, dances with visions, flies into spaces not yet filled with song, and lights dark places. But is it a book about writing poetry or about being a poet or being at-one with the natural world, literary world, and mythological world? Or it is about spiritual journeys or about embracing more fully the unknown? Yes!” –Mary Harwell Sayler, author of Living in the Nature Poem
“At the sharp edges of Dreams and Desires I have found a kindred spirit of the shining endarkenment.” –James McDowell, author of Night, Mystery & Light
Many thanks to Jason Kirkey and Leslie Browning of Hiraeth for their support and encouragement. It has been a delight to work with them on this project!
In other news, I went and helped gra_is_stor
put together half of her dresser today, and a shower rack. I didn't have time or energy to finish up the dresser, but we'll see about getting that together tomorrow at some point. I have my VA appointment for my orthotics in the afternoon and if I'm up to coping with anything when I get home, I'll go finish up the job for her.
This evening alfrecht
got back from HowlCon in Portland, and is staying here for the night. He got a ride back from a couple he met at the con, who dropped him off at my place and had a cup of tea with us. As they were leaving, gra_is_stor
got here and then the three of us watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
, which I had seen at the cinema, but I had a really horrid migraine that day, so the experience really wasn't nearly as much fun as it should have been. I'm glad I picked the movie up. It was a lot of fun when I wasn't in blinding pain. Still very much a Holmes AU fanfic, in my opinion, but an amusing one and not a waste of the money I spent on it.
Today I also finally got all the excess cardboard boxes, packing stuff, and recycling out of the house. Now I have space in the library closet again at last. I'd been saving it up for lupagreenwolf
, but she hasn't been north in a while and I probably won't be seeing her while she's up for SteamCon, so it didn't seem reasonable to hold onto everything for so long.
Anyway, yay for clearing a few things up.
Lastly, I got an email today from NorWesCon programming asking me to be an "attending professional" at NorWesCon this coming March, presumably to speak on writing and/or fanfic panels. I filled out their website form as requested. Now to wait and see if they'll offer me a panel or two!