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Preparing For Poetry Reading

I will be spending much of this weekend preparing for my first poetry reading, which will take place on Wednesday 10 February, (http://newauthoronline.com/2016/01/29/poets-corner/). My colleague and fellow poet, Toby Wheeler has sent me a list of poems he will be reading and it now falls to yours truly to knuckle down and make my own selection! There being so many poems to choose from makes my task difficult. Where I to read all the poems I’m minded to recite the hour allotted to the reading would pass by without Toby having an opportunity to showcase his excellent poetry. Consequently I need to be ruthless as regards my selection criteria.
I intend to read poems ranging from the humorous through to the dark and brooding. I have already determined that the first poem in my latest collection, “Lost In the Labyrinth Of My Mind” which is entitled, appropriately enough “Lost will be read. I am also inclined to recite “Autumn Rain” which can be found in “Dalliance; A Collection Of Poetry And Prose”. Turning to the humorous verse, I am minded to read my poems “She Stood Upon Her Head” and “Shall I Compare Thee”, both of which appear in “Lost In The Labyrinth”.
If all goes well, the event will be videoed and if things go swimmingly the video camera will actually work and an edited version of the reading will appear here!

(For “Lost In The Labyrinth Of My Mind” please go to http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01AF5EPVY?keywords=Lost%20in%20the%20labyrinth%20of%20my%20mind&qid=1452670393&ref_=sr_1_1&s=digital-text&sr=1-1. For “Dalliance; A Collection Of Poetry And Prose” please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dalliance-collection-poetry-prose-Morris-ebook/dp/B00QQVJC7E. For a selection of Toby’s poetry please go to http://www.writeoutloud.net/profiles/tobyw.

“Lost In The Labyrinth Of My Mind” By K Morris Is Now Available In The Kindle Store

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I am pleased to announce that my latest collection of poetry, “Lost In The Labyrinth Of My Mind” is now available in the Kindle store. The book description reads as follows
“A collection of poems about nature, love, and life in general”.
To purchase “Lost In The Labyrinth Of My Mind”, or to read a free sample please visit Amazon UK,  or Amazon USA.
If you read “Lost In The Labyrinth Of My Mind” I would appreciate it if you would please consider leaving a review.

Many thanks,

Kevin

“The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems” Is Soon To Be Available In Print

I am in the process of publishing a print edition of “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”, which is currently available as an ebook in the Amazon Kindle store. The print edition of “The Girl Who Wasn’t There” will be available direct from me at a cost of £5. If you would like to order a print copy of “The Girl Who Wasn’t There” please send an email to newauthoronline (at) gmail dot com (the address is rendered in this way to defeat spammers). Below is “Two Voices”, one of the poems to be found in my latest collection:

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Two Voices

 

You talk to me of lambs gambolling, of ramblers ambling, through fields green, beside the meandering stream.

You speak to me of verdant bowers, where lovers while away the hours, in love’s young dream.

I tell you of an urban street, where the gale buffets and people battle to retain their feet.

I impart to you the wind’s loan moan, as I wander home alone, in weather bleak.

 

Links To Purchase The Ebook:

 

For the United Kingdom please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/girl-wasnt-there-other-poems-ebook/dp/B0155KSKOC/ref=cm_cr_pr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8. For the rest of the world please go to http://www.amazon.com/girl-wasnt-there-other-poems-ebook/dp/B0155KSKOC/ref=cm_cr_pr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

 

Another Great Review Of “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”

Another great review of “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”:

 

“A commentary on the darker side of daily life, Morris here crafts a collection of poetry designed for the macabre-lovers of the poetry world. Focussing mainly on the exploitation of women via prostitution, this collection deals with social issues, as well as prodding at the dark side of society in an interesting way; seemingly joyous poems are juxtaposed with those obviously crafted with morose intentions, enlightening the reader to how simple emotions – like love for your dog – lives simply along side iniquitous circumstances, like the theme of prostitution, as previously mentioned, and suicidal thoughts because of said circumstances. Not unlike his previous collection, Morris incorporates underlying hints at humour in some of his otherwise darker poems, and interjects dark themes with plainly comedic commentaries. For example, half way through exists a poetic paragraph entitled “Fly”, in which the speaker is frustrated at flies. However, as aforementioned, these poems are weaved through the darker poems, and intermingle with the themes, provoking my thoughts of an alternate meaning at the intentions of some of the funny poems. For example, “Fly” could be less about wanting to kill a fly, and more about wanting to hold some sort of power over a disliked superior’s stronghold; it is not rare we all wish we could “reach for the fly spray” when someone is damming us to dire circumstances, or simply acting as an annoyance. As always, Morris’ work is herein very interesting. Both of his works I’ve read now have left me contemplative, which I find really interesting about his writing. Also, with Morris, there are no gimicks – no fanciful and obvious objective to metaphorically cultivate the reader – just simple, honest, raw writing, interlaced with pure emotion. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this collection as much as the previous collection I read of Morris’. Thus, I awarded this collection a hearty 4/5 stars. (Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from K Morris in exchange for an honest review. I would like to send a big thank you and congratulations to K Morris for this collection, and its brilliance.)”

 

For the above review please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2KRYNC1SVRTPL/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0155KSKOC or https://bibliomad.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/the-girl-who-wasnt-there-and-other-poems-by-k-morris-book-review/.

Many thanks to Olivia for taking the time to read and review “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”.

 

A 4 Star Review Of My Book “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”

I was pleased to receive the below 4 star review of my recently released collection of poetry, “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”:

 

“This is a great collection of poetry; some better than others. My favourites were “Two Voices” and “Dog” with “The Fox And The Bear”close behind them. I also really enjoyed “The Wolf And The Owl” and “Vampiress” a lot. There weren’t really any I didn’t like, but – as I already mentioned – I enjoyed some more than others”.

 

For the above review please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3OANU8LFG54NI/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0155KSKOC.

 

Thank you to the reviewer for taking the time to read and review “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”.

 

Kevin

 

“The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems” Book Blast

Many thanks to Sally for featuring my new book, “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems” on her blog. For Sally’s post please visit the following link, https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/new-book-fanfare-the-girl-who-wasnt-there-poetry-collection-by-k-morris/.

 

Kevin

“The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems” Is Available In The Kindle Store

I am pleased to announce that “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems” is now available in the Amazon Kindle Store. My thanks to Chris Graham (the Story Reading Ape) for designing the wonderful book cover and David J. Higgins for proof reading “The Girl Who Wasn’t There”. The book blurb reads as follows:

 

The great Oscar Wilde remarked,

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”.

Many of the poems in this collection portray people struggling in life’s gutter.

“Lonely men of a certain age” hear the voices of young women and yearn for something beyond “sterile sitting rooms”, while to the prostitute its all about “handbags and shoes”, even if her “choice” leads to the woman “drowning in booze”.

Anyone who likes dark poetry will, it is hoped, gain something from this collection.

 

(Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0155KSKOC?keywords=The%20girl%20who%20wasn&qid=

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0155KSKOC

“The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”, Cover Reveal

Many thanks to Chris Graham (AKA The Story Reading Ape) for designing the book cover for my forthcoming collection of poetry, “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”. I had originally intended to entitle my book, “We are All In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars”. However, on reflection I determined on “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”. The Wilde quote does however live on as can be seen from the description on the back cover.

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I am aiming to publish “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems” in September of this year in ebook and print formats.

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You can find details of my previous collection of poetry and prose, “Dalliance” by following these links:

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K Morris reading his poem ‘Mirror’.

Me reading my poem ‘Mirror’ which can be found in ‘Dalliance; a collection of poetry and prose’, available in the Amazon Kindle Store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_t4YD1fAlo