In this interview Austie discusses her view on poetry, the birth of the company, and what they look for when deciding who to publish.
de·lir·i·um noun •Serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of surroundings. synonyms:derangement, temporary madness, insanity....and you. •wild excitement or ecstasy.synonyms: passion, frenzy, fever..and you. These poems are a product of the last 4 years... My time as a living ghost. My downfall. My resurrection. My Darling, Delirium.
The wonderful world around us gives proof that growth comes in all seasons of life. When the cold fingers of winter touch upon the glorious plants of the winter garden, they do not wither and die. Instead, their sustenance is sweetened by the freezing fingers in which it is encased. Just as winter becomes natures sweetener, we too find strength and power in the coldest seasons of life. We are like the bounties of that winter garden; dependent on pricks of bitter cold to sweeten the disposition of our souls. Together, with voices clear as mid-winter nights, these 9 writers bring you a collection of poetry testifying to the strengths rendered by the chills of life. Those bitter cold moments may have made them shake, but in return their mouths were left coated with the sweetness of words they now strive to share with you.
Each of us lives a life full of turmoil and strife. We face moments where we have been beaten, battered, and bruised by people and situations that surround us; like the garden so carefully planted and then ravaged by the storm. Yet, we survive. We learn, we grow; we lean into the wind, put our shoulders down, rely on our roots- and we survive. Tending Broken Stems is a collection of poetry dedicated to those moments in life: moments when our hopes, dreams, and selves have become broken under the strain- moments when we required gentle and dedicated tending to; whether that tenderness came from within or from others. We have all felt the sting of being the broken stem before; yet, as these talented poets show through their dynamic writing, with pain and hope comes unstoppable growth.
Sera's world is the first in our Colors of Love children's book series dedicated to helping children understand the special power that giving love to others has on the world.
We are excited to bring you our second anthology, "Splintered Souls". Dealing with depression and mental health, "Splintered Souls" is a soul-baring work comprised of poems from 8 amazing women.