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I Once Was Ephemeral

Aleah Dye

"I Once Was Ephemeral is a powerful exploration of aloneness, a series of poems that capture the complicated and simultaneous demands of the world, of the mind, and the unknowable. It is also a collaborative work, in which two voices have come together to explore this same sensation of aloneness, providing an intimate sense of possibility, a hope of understanding, and the sense that 'Someone is out there - shifting things.' In their unique but corresponding voices, Ball and Dye have created something here that is at once quiet, gentle, haunting and expansive." - Grace N. Royal, author of So Full of Emptiness Without Her? with Wild Pressed Books

" "Alone gnaws at my skin", Dye writes in On Edge, the penultimate poem of I Once Was Ephemeral. The collection is a series of introspective ruminations, joined together by overarching themes of both discomfort and wonder. Joint collections are a difficult art, and it's a testament to both Dye and Ball and their complimentary writing styles that the chapbook is such a well curated journey. One of the collection's greatest successes is its evocation of how it feels to exist within one's own skin in the quiet, uncomfortable moments, enduring "the weather of [your] mind". But balanced out by this unease is a real sense of appreciation for the things we so often take for granted. Like the stranger in Raindrop Revival, I Once Was Ephemeral makes you pause to admire and to feel, persuades you to take a detour to feel the metaphorical rain fall on your face a little longer." - Aria Emerson, author of if walls could weep on Amazon

Book Details

  • Publisher: Naked Cat Publishing
  • Publish Date: Nov 2nd, 2023
  • Pages: 26
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.05in - 0.09lb
  • EAN: 9798868967955
  • Categories: Anthologies (multiple authors)Subjects & Themes - General
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