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Liverpool, PA, United States, 2007/05/15 - International Poet Melanie Simms announces her first book release, Waking the Muse, Edited by Gary Young. Now available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and your local bookstore.
Waking the Muse by Melanie Simms is now available for purchase at national and international distribution sites; you may find her book at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, among many others.
Melanie's poems transcend international boundaries; as her poetry regularly sees publication in countries such as Wales, Canada, England, India, Australia and of course the U.S.
Waking the Muse is a captivating collection of poems, deeply rooted in the Romantic Era. Her poems deal with matters large and small.
In a foreward by Gary Young, "Simms is unafraid to call upon the Muses, and when she does, the Muses are uninhibited in their response. Simms wrings music out of the most quotidian objects and events. A fortune cookie, cough syrup, a child's shadow puppet, or a scraped knee are all opportunities to sing, to ponder and to give thanks. Simms returns frequently to the mysterious kinship between people; mothers and children, lovers and friends and this investigation propels much of her work."
With acclaim from such poets as Michael Glaser (Poet Larueate of Maryland), Robert Sward, Bam Dev Sharma and more it definately desserves America'a attention.
Ms. Simms' poems speak of diverse themes that reach the cosmic heart, unveling a symphony of image. --Bam Dev Sharma, Poet and Dept. Chief, Campus of International Languages, Tribhaven University, Nepal
Melanie Simms' moving poems, the best, are well observed, telling, timely and truly speak from the heart. -- Robert Sward, University of California, Santa Cruz
Deeply rooted in the Romantic tradition, her poetry is by turns humourous, mocking, serious and heart wrenching. -- Gary Young, Poet and Printer, Greenhouse Press Review.
Melanie's poems have been featured in over 120 newspapers, ezines and journals, making her first book a noteworthy literary accomplishment!
Order her book at your bookstore today, or visit Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com for your own experience of this delightful and important collection!