Indie Blu(e) Publishing is Proud to Present Softly Glowing Exit Signs by Georgia Park — March 8, 2020

Indie Blu(e) Publishing is Proud to Present Softly Glowing Exit Signs by Georgia Park

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Softly Glowing Exit Signs is a photo album of a life lived intensely and painfully, but really lived, and survived. As with any heroine, Georgia Park is who we look for at the end, walking through that fire, not intact, not okay, but absolutely capable of going on.  Georgia Park is a woman growing up through these pages, into a survivor, someone you want to know because she’s damn clever, fiendishly smart, and desperately real. She doesn’t try to be cool or sexy, she’s so beyond the usual cults and tropes, her maturity lies in her willingness to tell it as it is.

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Georgia Park is the author of Quit Your Job and Become a Poet (Out of Spite). Her work has been featured in several books and literary magazines, and she has been asked to speak on the subject of creative writing at several educational institutions, most recently Boston University.

Softly Glowing Exit Signs explores her wild romp from dysfunctional childhood to semi functional adulthood.

Bits of Butterfly

I kiss you because I see
softly glowing exit signs
in your eyes and
bits of butterfly
dripping down the
sides of your mouth
I want to catch them
before they fall down
into your shirt
which I take off
just to make sure
to catch the warmth
fluttering from your
chest, I press mine
against it
I don’t know
what kind of bugs
are down further
but I want to find out
so I take off your pants
I let you come closer
I curl up inside you
as my cocoon
and I don’t come out
until I am cured

Excerpt from Softly Glowing Exit Signs

 

Melody Lee Reviews Conversations with My Higher Self by Rachel Finch — May 16, 2019

Melody Lee Reviews Conversations with My Higher Self by Rachel Finch

Conversations with My Higher Self is a provocative book and certainly a deeply moving and unique one. If you are expecting a book with overused themes, themes that tend to dominate social media and modern poetry books, this is not that book. It’s clever, it’s honest, it’s spiritual, it’s cathartic, it’s a modern-day masterpiece.

“The ceiling disappears beneath my feet as I rise up.” CWMYS is Finch’s personal experience with a near death, out-of-body life-changing event. Not only does she have the power to create such vivid imagery that you feel as though you are in the room with her, Finch had a way of carrying me with her to that other place outside our physical bodies, that place we can’t possibly see with human eyes, to that spiritual realm beyond.

“I am a god dressed in skin, fully aware of my otherworldliness and I am lonely, so terribly lonely, my own kind, lost in an amnesia I have left behind and I am craving home.”

This book is a book like none you’ve read before and that alone is a powerful testament to Finch’s artistic brilliance. She executes her near death and resurrection experiences in such a way as to bring the reader with her to this incredible other-world. As Finch evolves, I felt myself evolving. “She is not quiet, the evolving is an unfolding and I am origami in the wind.” CWMHS has the power to change you, the reader, to change your mindset and see yourself and your life in an entirely different light. This book is a must have for all lovers of poetry and anyone who has had or who has known someone with a near death and out-of-body experience.

-Melody Lee, author of Moon Gypsy and Season of the Sorceress

Conversations with My Higher Self is now available in paperback on Amazon