Hi again folks! My first epic fantasy novel, City of Masks is 99c today if anyone is looking to try some of my longer work 🙂 (Just click the image to be sent to your region’s Amazon).
Here’s a couple of reviews for VI, very happy that folks have noticed the more personal elements to this one 🙂
No, when I say more personal, it’s not that Capes hasn’t written in detail about his life, travels and growing up in a setting that I can deeply relate to, it’s that VI seems to let the reader in much closer.
Again we find poems about reminiscences to the Italy trip in 2011, which show great longing to go back there, e.g. slow clap, each pale song or mercy, especially the last one appealed to me at once.
Thanks to both Sean and Ulla for taking the time to review VI 🙂
Just a quick note to say that my final poetry collection VI is on sale for the first time since it’s release – the ebook is 99c across various retailers and I have a few print copies left, which I’m selling for $10 posted 🙂
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And you can contact me via e-mail to order a print copy 🙂 [ mountain0ash[at]gmail[dot]com ]
You can also sample some of the poems here:
Here’s another poem from the collection, hope you enjoy it – you can sample more from this post (which also has purchase links if you’re enjoying the poetry a lot :D).
into a tin can
in the silks of grass
with fresh tar
on estate roads
to have had
even a single innings
played upon them
streetlights go snapping on
and I’m still trailing
across a map of Europe
we say to one another
we’ll just work harder
such slow terror in staying put
I peel another banana
and kick off the same
of tin-can surprises
I don’t want to leave the house
and when it rains
no-one can collect a single drop,
scrambles in gutters
and when they cross the fields,
in barbed wire
Today I’m happy to finally send VI out into the world 🙂
This one feels a bit bittersweet actually, seeing as right now, it seems that VI is going to be my last* collection of poetry, so I hope folks find poems within the covers to enjoy and also poems that will hold them over until something changes for me.
Long-term readers might see perhaps a bitter note running through the collection but I’m sure that there are some uplifting moments in there too 🙂
If you missed my previous posts about this book, you can sample some of the collection right here at the blog – here’s four poems, along with each pale song and one more to give you an idea of what’s inside with stage show yellow.
*That’s a little dramatic, I guess. It’s probably more accurate to say that I don’t know when I’ll be releasing any more free verse. Haiku might pop up again one day, but there’s no real plans for either in the future.
Here’s some links I’ve cobbled together if you’d like to grab a copy: