Today is a super exciting day, because I finally get to share the title for my upcoming poetry bundle with you. And even better, I also get to share the cover design! This book has been a labour of love for the past year, but I’ve definitely also had moments where I doubted my decision to publish all together.
Because the truth is, publishing poetry is a very raw and personal process. I’m pretty sure I could edit these poems a thousand times and still find something else to change. And because you read them so often, all the poems start to suck. But, here we are, on the day of my title and cover reveal. And I’m happy to report that even though I’m scared, I’m also really excited!
So, without further ado, here is Wings That Burn!
Wings That Burn will be a collection of poems that tells the story of heartbreak, loss, and finding yourself again in the aftermath.
Like Icarus that fell and the Phoenix that rose again from the flames, it speaks of finding yourself in the ashes that are left behind and dragging yourself ashore after drowning.
To me, this poetry bundle tells the story of the past 4 years of my life. I selected the poems from that period that resonated most with the story that I wanted to tell. A story of pain and feeling lost. But also a story of hope, a story of how even our darkest moments can lead into light. How our pain can shape us and create something beautiful. And how eventually, things feel right again.
I hope you enjoy the title, the cover and the story I wish to tell. The publication date will be revealed in a later post, mainly because I’m still waiting to get my proof copies in. Once they are in, I’ll be better able to estimate the time I need to do my final round of edits. But I hope, and secretly plan, to publish somewhere around mid to end March.
Let me know what you think!
The lovely cover design was done by Design Studio Hook