Josie Moon

Poet, Musician and Educator

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Poems from the Swamp

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Over the past 18 months I’ve been working on a new collection of poems and I am delighted to announce that Poems from the Swamp is now available to pre-order for just £7.50. Orders received before midnight on June 30th will include an additional free signed copy as a thank you and in the hope that those purchasing will give the second book away to a friend or loved one.

Working with a Framing Device

This collection is unusual in that it has an experimental framing device.  The poems belong to a fictional world in which a cast of characters  find their way through their own swamps.  Some of these characters are poets and  in this collection, the poems have been assigned to them.  To know more, buy the book and enter the world.

The Nature of Swamps

The word swamp can be seen as pejorative. Indeed, my swamp can be a dark and often unloving and unforgiving place. However, the swamp is also a place of genesis and renewal; it is the place where unconscious impulses exert their great influence. My swamp is geographical and psychological, emotional and material.

Themes

These poems take me deeper into the themes and ideas that fascinate me the most; myth, psychology, the esoteric, liminality, worlds within worlds.  However, the Zeitgeist is also present and the dark forces of the real world are explored: mobbing, violence and terror.

Buy the Book

You can pre-order Poems from the Swamp from me via email to msjosiemoon@gmail.com  and pay via PayPal.  Or leave a request here on the blog.

Dedication

For the forgotten people of the swamp

For those forced to wear the scarlet ribbon

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