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
Proyecto Para Repararme en Tres Etapas, Vol. 2 1931
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.
It was all about the angle;
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