Sunday, June 30, 2013

Laraine Seidl is (gasp!) Stitched Together!

O my gosh, NightBallet Press has learned that Laraine Seidl is Stitched Together!

Noooo, she didn't have an accident...she had a chapbook!  That's right, NightBallet Press is enormously pleased to present Stitched Together, poems by Laraine Seidl! 

Stitched Together is a 20 page chap of 15 poems detailing the arc, angst, anticipation, agony, and amor of a relationship in the way that only Seidl can do itwith wry, self-deprecating humor, and a wink at the world.  Her observations are consistently right on target, and you will feel yourself inexorably drawn into her world of Bukowski tattoos, text messages, and hippie iced tea; you'll find yourself immersed in the lives of an "adorable temptress" and "the reincarnation of Jack Kerouac".

Stitched Together features an ice-white cardstock cover with an olive cardstock insert.  The stark, stunning feather photo is by Ohio photographer/visual artist Chandra Alderman (a.k.a. Peggy Honeydew on Facebook).  The text is printed on white cotton paper...but the true treasure is found in the lines of the text; each poem by Seidl is a glistening gem.  Stitched Together is available beginning today, June 30, 2013, through PayPal right on this website for only $5 plus $3 postage!

Of course, if you are truly fortunate, you'll catch Laraine Seidl at a local poetry reading and buy it directly from the sure to have her sign it for you!

Laraine Seidl was born in Cleveland and grew up in Parma, Ohio.  She spent five years living in Columbus with her cat Zoe, and they are currently in the process of relocating.  Seidl has a BA in Psychology and a BA in Political Science from Ohio State University.  Previous publications include her chapbook The History of Chickpeas (The Poet's Haven, 2010).  She also enjoys expressing herself via photography, and spends her free time obsessively listening to music, reading, and collecting vintage glassware, clothing, and jewelry.  She is a welcomed guest at many featured readings and open mics; if you get a chance to meet her and hear her read, you don't want to miss it!