Thank you for bearing with me all the lean and difficult times. Your comments have been invaluable to me over the years as has the fact that you also share your creative talents in writing, photography, painting, drawing and indeed so many other ways.
I am very excited to tell you that my book of poetry and musings has now officially been released on Amazon. It is called, SHADOW DANCES after the piece that I wrote about my late mother. It also contains many of the poems that I have posted here. I would be delighted for any feedback as I really want to improve my writing. It can be found here in the UK but will be available in other territories shortly: Shadow Dances
— Luv Brian
Attacking walls of rhetoric
can lead to so much trouble,
Try one time just using rhyme
to reduce your foe to rubble.
poem © copyright Brian Shirra 2015
Just a quick note to mention Louise Hastings’ book “Phases of The Moon.” There are already a number of 5 star reviews on Amazon and elsewhere, but for the few that have not read it yet here is a link to my own review here: Phases of The Moon by Louise Hastings on Amazon UK.
and a link to the book itself here: Phases of The Moon.
I am currently reading Dirty Beautiful Words by the author, Brooklyn Brayl. You may recall that I posted a link (Promoting Writers page on Facebook) to their video on 3rd September, describing it as provocative.The same could be said for the book. The poetry throughout is very special for it describes the emotional and mental turmoil of someone who finds themselves trapped between genders. The journey, described through original and occasionally witty wordplay, is sometimes harrowing, ugly and depressing and yet the reader feels empathy and compassion.
It is available on Amazon – but you can find out more information here: http://www.brooklynbrayl.com/