Artist in Recovery to (re)become Woman as Artist

Artist in Recovery is my poetry collection published by Lionstower in November 2022. But it’s coming back home to me, and I’m publishing it under its original title.
mother and daughter on grass

Artist in Recovery is my poetry collection published by Lionstower in November 2022. But it’s coming back home to me, and I’m publishing it under its original title.

The title was originally conceived as Woman as Artist and at its heart, the collection is this still. Nothing fundamentally changed with a change to the title. Except, perhaps, my own joy. The collection was conceived through the process of matrescence, and it underpins my perspective and attitude towards life and creativity. It is really a journey of a woman from one form to another, from maiden to mother, through the dark forest of ignorance, led only by love.

After having been disenfranchised by the efforts of the publisher, I finally decided to claw back the rights to the book. Happily, it all worked out easily for both of us!

I’m in the process of going over the material one last time, and of creating new artwork for the book.

The tentative release for the edition is July/August 2023.

Hot on the heels of Woman as Artist will be a new collection. Its working title is Ocean Elements, and that one is shaping up in all kinds of strange and beautiful ways. It’ll be re-titled before release, so stay tuned for more news on that score.

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