Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A: The Amelia Poems available July 16

Lipstick Press is pleased to announce its latest chapbook, A: The Amelia Poems by Surrey writer Heidi Greco.

The poems offer a speculative spin on the life of aviator Amelia Earhart, and consider what might have happened after her disappearance in 1937.

They begin with a tender Christmas orange. The skin too acid to digest must be peeled to reveal a globe of sweet fruit. A perfect image of the sweet/sour resolution that comes with a determination to soar above the ordinary, to fly in the face of danger and to hold that "spicy globe" in the palm of a hand and say yes.

Greco is a gifted poet who shows great sensitivity in her exploration of this aviator's courage and intelligence, allowing the reader to visit Amelia in her darkest and most radiant moments.

Think of this tiny chapbook as an artefact left by Earhart, a call that asks the reader to remember “pure Amelia.”

Published by Lipstick Press
767 Chelwood Road, RR 1
Gabriola BC V0R 1X1


ISBN 978-0-9781204-2-9

28 pages

Cover design: George Omorean & Heidi Greco

$8 plus shipping and handling
To order send an email to lipstickpress@shaw.ca


hg said...

Thank you for all your kind words, Janet!

And how very cool that this little book is being released on July 16th. That's within the window of when the U.S. was officially looking for some sign of her in 1937. They gave up their search on the 18th, but I didn't, did I.

Kimmy said...

Looking good! I can't wait to get my hands upon it!

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