I am so excited to announce that my first poetry collection which I worked on mainly in 2022 is now published by an indie Gulbrandr Press! It has my verses, illustrations from old books which I selected lovingly to go with the theme of the ocean, and also my artwork: visual poetry and edited photos from all over the globe. Seas and oceans are the connecting link that we have on this planet.
I hope you enjoy the collection, let me know which poems are your favourite!
Here is what Gublrandr Press wrote about it:
"Embark on a poetic odyssey that delves into the intricate tapestry of human emotions woven by departure and exile, beautifully portrayed in the collection titled '100% Water.' With a tender blend of words, these verses explore the profound yearning and complex emotions that arise when leaving the familiar behind and stepping into the unknown.
The collection resonates with the sentiment of leaving home, not just as a physical place, but also as a state of belonging. Through evocative imagery, visual poetry and heartfelt verses, it captures the essence of uprooted lives and the ache of displacement, echoing the stories of countless souls who have sought new horizons.
At its core, '100% Water' is a tribute to the unifying power of the ocean—the metaphorical thread connecting individuals across the globe. The vast expanse of water becomes a symbol of shared humanity, highlighting that despite our differences, we all share the same deep-seated longing for connection and a place to call our own.
This collection is an exploration of identity, displacement, and the intricate emotional threads that tie us all together, reminding us that our individual narratives are part of a larger, universal story.
Some of the poems from this debut collection by Ann Grá were previously published in Litmora, Porch LitMag, and Stark Nights. This publication is illustrated with visual poetry, photos from the author’s collection, and public-domain images.
If you support me on Patreon, you will receive a free copy of this collection, and my eternal appreciation (as well as other zines and collections that will be published in the future, I am now working on several beauties!).
Hope you are having a wonderful day!