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Sunday, September 9, 2012
HOT! Off the Press...FIRECRACKER MANDALAS! by Lady K Smith
The much-anticipated Firecracker Mandalas by Kathy/Lady K Smith is hot off the press and officially published! This stunning new collection crackles and pops with astute commentary on relationships, ecology, politics, the universe, and the self. Lady K wields her poetic brush with precision and skill, and her use of metaphor, repetition and masterful vocabulary paints a series of brilliant pictures from the first page to the last.
Lady K Smith will be one of the fine five featured poets at NightBallet Press Presents *A Fistful of Poets next Thursday, September 13th. If you've never heard her read before, this will be an excellent chance for you to experience her wonderful poems in her own voice... and if you have heard her read before, then you know you won't want to miss out on hearing her again!
Firecracker Mandalas is a handsome 32-page book done in earth-tone colors, and featuring a textured ecru cardstock cover, a rich brown cardstock insert, and thick, creamy pale-taupe paper. But the best part is what's inside... the eleven exciting new poems by Lady K Smith!
Be among the first to get your copy of Firecracker Mandalas- order yours today!
*A Fistful of Poets will feature five fantastic poets: Bonné de Blas with her excellent poetry from The Act of Dwelling, John Dorsey with his brand-new chapbook of provocative poems and short stories, White Girl Problems, Alex Gildzen, freshly arrived from New Mexico, with his very soon-to-be-published and exciting NBP chap Passd Ports, Kathy "Lady" Smith with her much-anticipated new NBP chap that sparkles and snaps, Firecracker Mandalas, and Kara Johnston, with her sensitive and sensual poetry from Map Wrapping Paper Cradle Dangler. Kara's chap was published by NBP earlier this year, but this is the first time ever that NBP (and Clevelanders) will get to hear her read! All of these chaps will be published by September 13, 2012, and will be available for sale both on this site and at the Fistful event the night of September 13th. One night, five poets, good friends and excellent poetry in a venue that features delicious food, a multitude of draft beers, and a groovy ambiance. Let the magic begin!