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Elegy for a Star Girl Review by Amanda Cartigiano

A Review of Elegy for a Star Girl

by Amanda Cartigiano

Each poem in Elegy for a Star Girl is categorized into three elements of existence: The Other World, The Here and Now, and Transcendence, and each poem is a combination of life experiences, Science Fiction, and space. These poems illustrate great depth within the soul, body, and mind, and the illuminating language and imagery express the universe as a metaphor. Life is questioned and answers are hard to find. Life is a journey that must be experienced from above. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

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New Release: Elegy for a Star Girl by Christopher Grillo

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC is thrilled to introduce you to Christopher Grillo through his publication Elegy of a Star Girl.

Elegy of a Star Girl is a concise collection of poetry bringing together lyrical imagery with the science of humanity. Cover art by Alex Kuzyuberdin.

Have you met Christopher Grillo?

Christopher Grillo is the author of Heroes’ Tunnel (Anaphora Literary Press, 2015). His poems appear in Drunk Monkeys, Sport Literate, Biline, Spry, Aethlon, and more. Grillo is a graduate of the University of New Haven where he played strong safety for the Chargers, and of Southern Connecticut State University’s MFA program. He lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut as an 8th grade language arts teacher and moonlights as an assistant football coach at his high school alma mater.

Available at Barnes and Noble.

Available at Amazon.

We encourage anyone who picks up this publication to review it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads, or to write a review which we can publish.


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Updates, Edits, and Feedback

Hello Swimming with Elephant Publications Authors!

We are spending June updating our website, reviewing our publications, and promoting our authors. We need feedback from YOU!

Please take a moment to check out the website, especially your presence on the site. Check out your bio info under SwEP Parade and your book info under Chapbooks and Anthologies. Is it time to update your bio? What can we add, change, adjust, etc?

We also want to check in with each of you to review your publication and update our information. Expect a personal email within the next month from us with questions regarding your publication, especially if you don’t contact us first.

Remember: The best way to get your book into people’s hands is through featured performances, tours, and self-promotion. Please encourage your fans to review your book(s) via Amazon, Goodreads, review blogs, print newspapers, etc.

Also, as a SwEP author you are entitled to not only your own author copies at cost, but any other books in our catalog. Please help promote your fellow authors by submitting reviews of their publications and getting their publications out into the world.

Please send us an email at swimwithelephants@gmail.com or message us through facebook with any updates or suggestions. We can also arrange skype/facetime for our national authors. For local author is the ABQ area, we can also set up a personal meeting.

Thank you and we will talk to you in June!