Blog Tour: Self Portrait by Elisabeth Horan

I am delighted to be on the Blog tour for this brilliant collection by established Vermont-based poet, Elisabeth Horan. Below is some information about the book which I hope will convince you of its innovation and creativity!

Self Portrait by Elisabeth Horan

Inspired by Frida Kahlo

Published by Cephalo Press September 30th 2019

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone,

because I am the person I know best. – Frida Kahlo

About the book: This book of poetry explores the life and work of Frida Kahlo, suffusing the intensity of her life into a dual-language collection. In her love of language and Frida, emerging poet Elisabeth Horan offers a beautiful meditation on art and that which inspires it. Her connection to Frida is drawn out through the vivid poems and imagery, embedding the personal into a life-story that has become well-known. Horan’s collection illuminates a new approach to Kahlo’s life in its emphasis on shared experience and poetic tribute.

About the Author: Elisabeth Horan is an imperfect creature from Vermont advocating for animals, children and those suffering alone and in pain – especially those ostracized by disability and mental illness.

She is Editor in Chief at Animal Heart Press, and Co-Editor at Ice Floe Press. She has several chaps and collections coming out this year including Bad Mommy / Stay Mommy at Fly on the Wall Press, Odd list Odd house Odd me at Twist It Press, Was It R*pe, from Rhythm and Bones Press, and Just to the Right of the Stove, with Hedgehog Poetry Press. She is a poetry mentor and proud momma to Peter and Thomas. She recently earned her MFA from Lindenwood University and received a 2018 Best of the Net Nomination from Midnight Lane Boutique and a 2018 Pushcart Nomination from Cease Cows. Follow her @ehoranpoet  & ehoranpoet.com Her other books are available to buy from: https://www.ehoranpoet.com/my-bookstore.html

The Extract:

Proyecto Para Repararme en Tres Etapas, Vol. 2 1931

I

I dream about the time

You might have painted

My nipple, and my spine

Aligns – that I might sit

Straight or recline, arching

Perfectly at the waist – as

I saw done by the others.

II

It was all about the angle;

Your view.

III

And I am not,

Nor will I ever be –

Disabled for you

Where to buy the book:

From Publisher: https://www.cephalopress.com/books/

From Amazon (ebook): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XZFJ3CT

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