Monday, June 11, 2012

Threads Within the FABRIC

FabricToday I'm celebrating the release of Jessica Bell's new poetry collection, Fabric ... But Wait! 


Please don't close the tab at the the mention of poetry! Trust me, just read a little note from the author herself before deciding to disappear ...

Jessica says:
My poetry will not baffle you with phrasing that scholars award for academic genius and that can only be understood by those who wrote it. My poetry is for the everyday reader. In fact, it is even for those who don’t like to read poetry at all. Because it is real, stark and simple.

The poems in Fabric are no different. They explore specific moments in different people’s lives that are significant to whom they have become, the choices they’ve made. It’s about how they perceive the world around them, and how each and every one of their thoughts and actions contributes to the fabric of society. Perhaps you will even learn something new about yourself.

So, even if you do not usually read poetry, I urge you to give this one a go. Not because I want sales (though, they are fun!), but because I want more people to understand that not all poetry is scary and complex. Not all poetry is going to take you back to high school English, and not all poetry is going make you feel “stupid”.

You can still say to people that you don’t read poetry … I really don’t mind. Because if you read Fabric, you’re not reading poetry, you’re reading about people. And that’s what reading is about, yes? Living the lives of others?
Are you still here? I hope so!

Please support the life of poetry today by spreading the news about Fabric. Hey, perhaps you might even like to purchase a copy for yourself? The e-book is only $1.99 and the paperback $5.50.

Here are the links:

Personal note from me: Jessica is one of my cyber friends who I consider a personal friend. She's been an amazing support system for me. I'm so proud of her success!!

Let's keep poetry alive! Because not all poetry is "dead" boring ...

About Jessica Bell:

If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she’d give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. And not because she currently lives in Greece, either. The Australian-native author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist has her roots firmly planted in music, and admits inspiration often stems from lyrics she’s written.

She is the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and co-hosts the Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop on the Greek Isle of Ithaca, with Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest.

For more information about Jessica Bell, please visit:

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27 comments:

  1. It is being delivered through the ether to my Kindle as I type this. Looking forward to reading!

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  2. Thank you so much for posting! :) MWAH!!!

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    1. Mwahhhhh back! There was no doubt about posting this. ;D

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. So excited for Jessica. I'm not a poetry fan but this sounds goods.

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  4. Wow, I've been seeing this book everywhere on the blogosphere this morning! Congrats to Jessica!

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  5. Congratulations to Jessica--the mention of poetry made me KEEP reading, not click away. It's so refreshing to read about a new poetry book! I will check it out on my hubby's kindle!

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  6. Congrats to Jessica and I will be checking it out.

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  7. Congrats again Jess. I know so little about what constitutes poetry (I'm usually in awe of poets because it seems like a daunting genre- writing it for the everyday man/woman is an awesome endeavor) I've heard really fantastic things about your book!

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  8. Jessica is the best. Thanks for touting her, Sheri!

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  9. Great post, Sheri! And congratulations, Jessica!

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  10. This was perfect timing for me, Sheri, thanks! I've been searching for accessible, meaningful poetry. Just downloaded my copy. :)

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  11. Jessica is awesome. I'm always amazed at people who can write meaningful and beautiful poetry.

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  12. LOVE this collection. I absolutely devoured it and was even showing passages to friends. Yep. That was me! :D

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  13. I agree! Poetry is pure inspiration for writers. And Jess is brill at it. She is so beautifully creative.

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  14. I love poetry. I haven't read this book yet, but plan to.

    Teresa

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  15. That's awesome!! I love poetry and haven't given it enough attention lately. :D Great spotlight.

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  16. Hooray for Jess! Her cover, by the way, is awesome. As is her poetry! I can attest to that. :)

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  17. There is poetry and there is poetry. I've always loved poetry and the emotions painted in words. I happen to look at poetry as slices of life.

    Congratulations Jess! I've been looking forward to this one.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  18. Jessica's writing is so lovely and I'm looking forward to reading this!

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  19. I've heard this mentioned in the blogosphere before; I need to check it out!

    Those cyber supporters who turn into friends are so wonderful!

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  20. I'll definitely check it out and kudos to Jessica! I've had writer friends who love to write poetry and were fabulous at it, but they let the lack of enthusiasm for it get to them and gave up. I always thought it was such a shame. Good for her for sticking with what she loves and finding ways to put it out there! :D

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  21. I just saw that you’re rather close to 1,000 followers. That’s quite an accomplishment, good job!
    ~Aidyl

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    1. Oh, it's so nice of you to notice my follower count. Thanks for the inspiring words and for stopping by! I really appreciate it.

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  22. I have the book. It inspired me to read the Ellen Hopkin book I have but hadn't read yet. I read somewhere that you should read poetry because it helps you with your prose, even if you don't write poetry. So I read a little Ellen everyday, just before I edit my ms. :D

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  23. I think poetry is wonderful. Who would dare close the tab? :)

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  24. Just ordered my Kindle copy. Looking forward to reading it. :)

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