ISBN 9780797486171
Pages 110
Dimensions 210 x 140 mm
Published 2018
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

epochs of morning light

prose poems

by Elena Botts

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“In poet and artist Elena Botts’ new poetry collection: epochs of morning light, we see a shimmering, variegated new voice; we hear: “where the trees still talk to each other, and winter feels like a song...” (from When I have died we will be here). We feel the weather of her emotions; a contract with the ethereal and the visceral, as when we stand within the short but large poem: blossoms back to under the earth: “I felt your ghost move through me out past the Baltic as though you had been in my heart the whole time.” In this sensual canvas, beauty never suffers from loneliness, nor the sublime. Each poem herein as Botts wanders memory and weaves tapestries of word worlds, reveals a true and original voice in modern poetry:  allowing light to conquer darkness; darkness to defy the estate of the sun, and colors mixed in ways only an artist of the pen could fathom…”

Robert Milby, Hudson Valley New York poet, Poet Laureate, Orange County, NY 2017-2019
About the Author

Elena Botts

Elena Botts grew up in the Washington DC area, lived briefly in Berlin and Johannesburg, and now attends college in upstate New York and NYC. She is a poet, writer, and artist. She has been published in over a hundred literary magazines over the past few years. She has won four poetry contests, including 'Word Works Young Poets'. Her poetry has been exhibited at galleries in the Hudson Valley and DC areas, as well as across the country. Check out her poetry books, "a little luminescence"​, through small press, Allbook-Books (2011), "we'll beachcomb for their broken bones"​ through Coffeetown Press (2015), "the sadness of snow"​ through Transcendent Zero Press (2017), and a poetry chapbook through Red Ochre Press (2013). Additionally, her visual art has won several awards and she has started making sound and moving image art.