Added Incentive: New Free E-book Promotion-Help Wanted Poets..

Anthology cover design image 3As an added incentive I am making the 99 cent e-book version of “Help Wanted: Poets please apply.” Available absolutely FREE for the first time. The FREE KINDLE promo will start tomorrow 9/28/14 and run up to 10/02/14. This way you can download a copy of the ebook for free AND enter the drawing for a free paperback copy, as long as you enter before the deadline of Oct 1st, 2014.

HERE is a link to the kindle copy:http://www.amazon.com/Help-Wanted-please-Sturgill-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00L6O5P7C/ref=la_B00B1GC5LY_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411837256&sr=1-9

It should be free sometime tomorrow. If you look and it is not just check back later. This is an awesome collection of fantastic poets and poetry.

Good Reads Giveaway-only a few days left! Help Wanted Poets Anthology.

Currently there is still time to enter my Good Reads Book Giveaway for the Anthology I Edited last May-which is called,”Help Wanted: Poets Please Apply.” This features the work of myself and 18 other very talented poets. This Giveaway ends Oct 1, 2014.

Anthology cover design image 3

HERE is the link to apply: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/104354-help-wanted-poets-please-apply

3 lucky readers will be chosen. This is a very nice anthology.Here is the description:

Three copies will be given away. This collection is roughly 100-105 pages long. It is a large print paperback 8.5 x 11.
It is an anthology of 19 poets in total.

An anthology of vastly talented online poets from the WordPress.com online community.Featuring the works of:Leesa Abbott, Dominic R. DiFrancesco, Stacy Michelle, Omavi, Abhilasha Singh‏,tt4r, Emily Sturgill, Richard Bryant, Carrie Page, Shannon Benjamin ,Lorien Vidal, Starry Skies, Celestine Nudanu, Sylvia Porter-Hall, Catherine Nowak, Anna Bianca,Gilly Goldsworthy, Da Absentee and Kaboki. Help Wanted: Poets please apply, is a poetry anthology project I started in early May 2014. I invited other poets via my wordpress blog to join in the project as a way of individual promotion and free publishing for those who never experienced that before. 18 poets came forward and we all added our own poetic flair. We sincerely hope you enjoy the variety of the diverse and very talented group of poets. Sincerely Emily Sturgill-Editor

Sweat

Sweat-

9/27/14

Breaking out

into a rash,

of ugly words

broken down metaphors

and crashed out cars

of forgotten highways

I long to pass.

 

Breaking out,

in a sweat

of random rhyme

poetry without boundaries

rhythms without meter

sadness without time.

 

and I

shiver

coldness creeps in

with the turning

flip,flip,flip

of the Fan’s silver blades

crushing the air

 

making time

stand still.

 

A writer without ideas

is like an empty blanket

encircling empty dreams.

 

Breaking out,

in a rash

Breaking out,

in  a sweat,

Breaking out

into….

 

silence

unspoken slices

of imagery

best left forgotten,

left out in the cold

forgotten from a

dream.

Mother Mayhem

Mother Mayhem

Mother madness

Mother mischief

Mother Moon

Mother morning

drawing me in,

into pastel shades

of pink and blue…

Nobody knows the future.

Nobody has perfected

the antique crystal ball

that orb of old.

What does Motherhood mean,

if you are one of the many

childless souls?

What does Motherhood mean,

when you are a middle-aged

woman, who has long ago lost your own

Mother to passing and grief?

The only Mother I still

know and long for,

is the Mother of the Earth

and Sky.

The Mother who makes

the whole wide world

grow, bloom, before,

it withers and dies.

Pondering on the

Sky Mother

Earth Mother

Tree Mother

The Mother with

Stars in her hair

and tears of Rain in her eyes.

The Crone figure.

Mother Mayhem

Mother madness

Mother mischief

Mother Moon

Mother morning

drawing me in,

into pastel shades

of pink and blue…

Mother Sky.

It’s like a riddle.

It’s like a mystery.

It’s like a secret society of

women, mothers…

and I wonder, why can’t I?

Nobody knows the future.

Nobody has perfected

the antique crystal ball

that orb of old.

Mother Mayhem

Mother Madness

Mother Sky.

New now available on paperback, “Red Bones.”Poetry and Artwork

Hi again everybody! So I spent the past week or so tweaking things, in my newest poetry and artist chapbook,”Red Bones.” It is right now available as a pre-order on kindle for just $2.99. Or you can wait and it will be published live on kindle starting 10/07/14. If you pre-order, I believe you can download it directly on 10/07/14. The price either way is just $2.99.It is 68 pages, has art and poems.There are 33 poems.Here is a link for pre-order here:

I finally finished the paperback version. It is available directly from the Createspace Store. It cost $16.99.

Here is a link for that: https://www.createspace.com/5013532

I did make some changes to the original paperback cover.Red Bones NewBookCoverPreview

 

 

I think this is my 19th self-published book using Amazon.com’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. If you have read any of my other books, the content is similar. If you have not read any of my books, the writing is similar to the poetry on my blog. Sometimes, I do include some popular poems that I test-drove on my blog into my poetry books. But I do try to make an effort that most of the poems are new or fresh to my readers. This book is intended for Mature audiences. Here is a book description:

List Price: $16.99

Red Bones

Poetry and Artwork

Authored by Emily H Sturgill

This is a collection of roughly 33 poems centering on the theme loosely based on the color Red. Colors often invoke images and feelings. Imagery and emotions are the very fabric which poets create poetry. Color invites thought,form and concrete notions. I decided to focus on Red as it is one of my favorites. I can only hope my artwork along side my poetry can inspire or touch readers in a thoughtful focused way. Let’s explore the world of Red, its texture, it’s feelings, right down to its bones.

I welcome feedback, comments, reviews on any of my published work AND also of my blog. You can always leave comments here. Or leave comments on my Amazon.com Author’s page: http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill.

I also have a facebook page for my writings called: Sex in the kitchen Sink:Modern Poetry &Artist Chapboks…which just occurred to me I mispelled Chapbooks on facebook! Wow. Very embarrassing.Perhaps I can figure out how to change that a bit later? Anyways, yes for the moment that is what I named it!

New Book~pre-release on Kindle,”Red Bones: Poetry and Artwork.”


 

I just finished a new poetry & artist chapbook. It is called, “Red Bones” Poetry and Artwork is the subtitle. I am doing a pre-release sale where if you wish you can buy your copy in advance. But it does not publish to kindle until next week, on Oct 7, 2014. The kindle price is $2.99.

Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTMG460

The paperback version is available sooner and from createspace.com. However, I did pick expanded distribution which unfortunately requires a higher price tag. It will be $16.99. Here is a link:

https://www.createspace.com/5013532

This is the book description:

List Price: $16.99
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color on White paper
68 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1502473684 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1502473682
BISAC: Poetry / Women Authors

This is a collection of roughly 33 poems centering on the theme loosely based on the color Red. Colors often invoke images and feelings. Imagery and emotions are the very fabric which poets create poetry. Color invites thought,form and concrete notions. I decided to focus on Red as it is one of my favorites. I can only hope my artwork along side my poetry can inspire or touch readers in a thoughtful focused way. Let’s explore the world of Red, its texture, it’s feelings, right down to its bones.

Kindle book cover for Red Bones poetry and Artwork This is the kindle version book cover. This collection took me over six weeks to work on.It contains many of my private journal poems along with some of my more popular blog poems.
Here is a list of the poems involved:
Table of Contents
The Drought-
The Red Room
AB-FIB
An Ode to Infertility
PAIN VISITS HERE
Light sleeper
Blood Brothers
Secrets of an Inner City
The Broken Mosaic
In need of Tiara
The Palette beneath
Silhouette
The Color of Anger
Red Mittens
The basket of Red Yarn
Only the Young
My 6th Birthday
Broken Love
My Wild Heart
The Sorceress
The Creationist
Sky Watching
Songbird
To make art
One Fine Dance
August Flood: Michigan 2014
Suicide
America Bleeds
Devoid of Denial
Monday Makes room for Madness
THERE IS NO ONE ELSE
GONE MISSING INTO THE ABYSS
Just like Poetry
Conclusion
About me:
Acknowledgements/Thank yous
 This e-book should be available soon as a pre-order, most likely within 24-48 hours. As a paperback, it should also be available with the next 24-48 hours. Right now, it is not yet available, due to some small last minute changes. But the links should work sometime tomorrow? I just wanted to let everybody know what I have been working on, while I have not been blogging as often as usual….I hope that some of you who enjoy this blog will look into buying this newest chapbook or some of my other books. My authors page on Amazon.com is: http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill/
****Update on “Red Bones.” It is now available for pre-order on kindle. HERE is the link:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTMG460
The paperback I did need to submit a few more changes it should be available sometime tomorrow, Thursday 9/24/14. I will update to let people know. :)

It’s still not too late!!!

For those of you who missed it, I edited a poetry anthology last spring called,” Help wanted: poets please apply.”

It is still available as a kindle steal at just 99 cents. However, I am also hosting a Good Reads giveaway of the paperback version. There will be 3 copies raffled off. To learn more please visit this link here:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/104354-help-wanted-poets-please-apply

Anthology cover design image 3Three copies will be given away. This collection is roughly 100-105 pages long. It is a large print paperback 8.5 x 11.
It is an anthology of 19 poets in total.

An anthology of vastly talented online poets from the WordPress.com online community.Featuring the works of:Leesa Abbott, Dominic R. DiFrancesco, Stacy Michelle, Omavi, Abhilasha Singh‏,tt4r, Emily Sturgill, Richard Bryant, Carrie Page, Shannon Benjamin ,Lorien Vidal, Starry Skies, Celestine Nudanu, Sylvia Porter-Hall, Catherine Nowak, Anna Bianca,Gilly Goldsworthy, Da Absentee and Kaboki. Help Wanted: Poets please apply, is a poetry anthology project I started in early May 2014. I invited other poets via my wordpress blog to join in the project as a way of individual promotion and free publishing for those who never experienced that before. 18 poets came forward and we all added our own poetic flair. We sincerely hope you enjoy the variety of the diverse and very talented group of poets. Sincerely Emily Sturgill-Editor

This anthology is a wide range showcasing many talented poets. This is a link to the kindle version right here, in

case you wish to check it out you can always click on search inside the book.

Gone Missing into the abyss…

Lately I have

gone missing into

the abyss-

this great big hole

 

this great big rabbit hole

this rabbit hole.

we call life.

 

It sucked me in

and swallowed me

twice.

 

there are times

when illness & depression

invade us.

 

dark desperate armies

built out of thin air,

but fed on despair.

 

as much as

i try to not concave, fall in

or comeplie

 

my worst fears ring true

and I fall on downwards

down Alice’s rabbit hole.

 

Looking for the magic

that will make me

grow big…

 

instead of this

depressive dirty

dinosaur dig

into something ancient

and highly unpleasant

 

like the small secret words:

just give up, because

you will never make it.

there is no one else.

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deep inside

a divided mind

a shovel lies

buried

among dirt and ash.

In the fragments of

lingering hurt.

 

deep inside

a divided mind

covered by dirty leaves

and cobweb secrets-

(which belong only to me,)

 

deep inside

i feel split

into two…

 

the logical side

and the creative muse,

garnished together

within a battered white,

picket fence.

 

haunted,

i linger…

searching for ghosts.

 

but there is no one else.

Drought

The drought-by Emily Sturgill 9/12/14

The land drinks

no fresh tears.

my inkwell runs dry.

 

all the words

I long to share

got caught up

into the netting

of the sky.

 

all the words

like fruit ripened

I long to scatter

upon the lips of

the hungry,

 

like milk & honey.

but I can’t…

 

for there is a hunger

that swallows the land

and syllables evade even

me.

 

 

The land drinks

no fresh tears.

my inkwell runs dry.CAM01103