This wasn't an accident, but the publication still caught me by surprise. Refractions is a series of poems that I wrote years ago. To be honest, they were the last poems I ever felt the need to write. Due to their length, it was hard to find a home until a friend suggested I try Bottlecap Press. After so much effort, it was shockingly effortless.
Below is a description of the collection:
"White light when refracted splits into all the colors of the rainbow. Much like this refraction, the author’s relationship with her father, who died when she was seventeen, was nuanced and varied. This collection follows her journey to understanding the man that he was and the man that he came to be through their shared love of music.
It is a journey from unknowing to knowing, from distance to acceptance. Along the way, as his health deteriorated, it became a journey of desperation. At times stark, at times lyrical, Refractions illustrates the complexity of familial love, highlighting the ways we communicate when we do not have the words to speak."
You can order the chapbook at the link below.
Bottlecap Press 2023