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Coming Soon: my verse, by Katrina K Guarascio & Shawna Cory

CoverA new collection of poetry and photography by Shawna Cory and Katrina K Guarascio, entitled my verse, will be released in February 2014 from Swimming with Elephants Publications.

Learn more about this unique upcoming collaboration of art and verse by reading an except from the foreword, penned by Swimming with Elephants Publication author Jessica Helen Lopez.

An except from the forward:

When one woman creates we know this as spell casting.  When one or more of these female titans get together with the intent to produce art we call this act of goddess: splitting cells.  Lord help us all if they begin to shed clothes, vulnerabilities, secrets, traumas, and metaphors that bounce like agitated atoms.  This is the naked truth shook loose from words and physical form. This is poet Katrina K Guarascio and photographer Shawna Cory when they decided to comingle and author a book. 

my verse smallNow they say two women together cannot produce life, that zygote cannot be created without the gamete being fertilized by the sperm. They say fertilization is impossible without the ovum and the spermatozoa.  However, I dare any reader to peruse these pages and not feel that a milagro has taken place.  The whole world quaked when Katrina coupled with the indubitable photographer Shawna to birth the photopoetic collection that is, my verse.  Okay, maybe not the whole world, but I swear to you I felt tremors beneath my feet the first time I opened up the first drafts of the document on my laptop. The book itself is a more than adequate balance between written imagery and the image. The poems take the reader on a sojourn into the topography of modern womanhood and the photos serve to fill in the flesh of the land.  This is important work and it should be seen by all.  I have high hopes that it will.

Stay tuned for the future release of this exciting new publication.

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Hurry to Your Local Book Store

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For all of you ABQ locals, Swimming with Elephants Publications first two book: Some of it is Muscle by Zachary Kluckman and Cunt.Bomb. by Jessica Helen Lopez are now available at Bookworks Albuquerque.
 
 
Some of it is muscle promo 1Swing down there to support local business and your local authors. Thank you Amanda Sutton for making the venture from trunk to shelf so accessible. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.


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Now Available: Verbrennen by Matthew Brown

VerbrennenSwimming with Elephants Publications is proud to announce its newest publication: Verbrennen by Matthew Brown.  

To order from creatspace: Verbrennen

To order from Amazon.com:Verbrennen

Description:

Matthew Brown is a young poet born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Though relatively new to slam poetry, he has preformed alongside some of Albuquerque’s most seasoned poets, and represented New Mexico two years in a row as a member Unidos Poetry Collective at Brave New Voices. Matthew Brown’s poems expose social, racial, and economic inequalities from a Hispanic, gay, and African American perspective.


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Now Available: September: traces of letting go by Katrina K Guarascio & Gina Marselle

SeptemberSwimming with Elephants Publications is proud to announce its newest publication: September: traces of letting go by Katrina K Guarascio and Gina Marselle.  Currently the book is available through Createspace.

To order from creatspace: September: traces of letting go

To order from Amazon.com: September: traces of letting go

Description:

A collection of poetry by Katrina K Guarascio, accompanied by the photography of Gina Marselle, September: traces of letting go is a beautiful collaboration sharing the efforts of these two artists. This collection contains poetry from Guarascio’s previous out of print books as well as new poetry which has never been previously published. This is the first publication combining the works of these two artists but hopefully will not be the last.