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 and Mandragora 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!