‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ has been published today and thanks to so many of you, and to my surprise, the e-book features in poetry new release best sellers lists on the Amazon UK and US sites. What can I say, my poems exist because of you, your encouragement, your support, your friendship – believing in a man you’ve read online, a man less than a handful of you have met – my book exists because of River Dixon, author, and founder of Potter’s Grove Press – one of you, one of us – blogging reaches out, can touch, can lead to extraordinary things – thank you River, thank you all – this Englishman is smiling, the sun is shining, time for my morning cup of tea
Word perturbed boundaries… diffusion of souls.
‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ in six words…
I’ll keep this short … thank you for reading me
Coming in May is the next release from Potter’s Grove Press
Shorts – a take on poetry by Eric Daniel Clarke
The eBook is available for pre-order now and will release on May 12 along with the paperback.
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Many of you may already know Eric as EDC from his blog Believing Sight Unseen. If not, take a moment to visit his blog and check out some of his work.
‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ the first book of my transition from scientist to writer will be published in May by Potter’s Grove Press. Writing poetry came as a surprise to me. I’d a novel in mind, ‘Believing Sight Unseen,’ it still is; competing hard with the immediacy of poetry.
I started writing late, creatively, that is. Until 2012 I wrote disciplined non-fiction, lived a scientist’s life of peer review and publication. I worked at boundaries; of the physical and life sciences, of industry and academia, of research and mentoring, of observation and extrapolation. 2012 to 2017 the transition made, not easily, not smoothly, easing out of science, finding my way to write.
Turned out my approach to writing not so different to the way I did science – a little unconventional – using words in place of molecules to explore boundaries; real, imagined, of my mind and yours. In short, PowerPoint bullet points became verse – I like to keep things tight.
‘Shorts – a take on poetry’
Eric Daniel Clarke
Examples submitted – 18th Nov’19
Manuscript requested – 2nd Dec’19
Manuscript submitted – 11th Dec’19
Manuscript accepted – 21st Dec’19
Contract signed – 24th Dec’19
Manuscript revised – 28th Jan’20
E-book & paperback – Summer’20