Monday, May 14, 2012

Ditching the muse for...FABRIC

I know, I's Muse Avatar Monday, but this week I'm ditching the hottie for something even...hotter. The release of Jessica Bell's new poetry collection, Fabric.
Wait! Please don't close the tab at the the mention of poetry - because I know some of you wanted to. Trust me, I've never been much of a poetry fan myself...until I read Jessica's first collection, Twisted Velvet Chains It's raw, intense, and frankly, absolutely brilliant.

Fabric is nothing like Twisted Velvet Chains  - though it IS brilliant. But perhaps no one can do a better job of describing this collection better than the talented author herself. But first...the trailer!

(Sidenote: That's Jessica's haunting voice in the background. I mean it, this girl is seriously talented...)

Jessica says:
My poetry will not baffle you with phrasing that scholars award for academic genius and that can only be understood by those who wrote it. My poetry is for the everyday reader. In fact, it is even for those who don’t like to read poetry at all. Because it is real, stark and simple.

The poems in Fabric are no different. They explore specific moments in different people’s lives that are significant to whom they have become, the choices they’ve made. It’s about how they perceive the world around them, and how each and every one of their thoughts and actions contributes to the fabric of society. Perhaps you will even learn something new about yourself.

So, even if you do not usually read poetry, I urge you to give this one a go. Not because I want sales (though, they are fun!), but because I want more people to understand that not all poetry is scary and complex. Not all poetry is going to take you back to high school English, and not all poetry is going make you feel “stupid”.

You can still say to people that you don’t read poetry … I really don’t mind. Because if you read Fabric, you’re not reading poetry, you’re reading about people. And that’s what reading is about, yes? Living the lives of others?
Please support the life of poetry today by spreading the news about Fabric. Hey, perhaps you might even like to purchase a copy for yourself? The e-book is only $1.99 and the paperback $5.50.

Here are the links:

Let's keep poetry alive! Because not all poetry is "dead" boring ...

About Jessica Bell:

If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she’d give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. And not because she currently lives in Greece, either. The Australian-native author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist has her roots firmly planted in music, and admits inspiration often stems from lyrics she’s written.

She is the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and co-hosts the Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop on the Greek Isle of Ithaca, with Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest.

For more information about Jessica Bell, please visit:

Congrats superstar. YOU are my muse!

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: Fabric, by Jessica Bell (of course)


  1. Aw, thank you sweetie! You're my superstar too! :o) xoxo

  2. Yay for Jessica! LOVE Fabric~ :o) <3

  3. I remember Twisted Velvet Chains and I can't wait to read Fabric! I just know it will be awesome.

  4. I'm stopping by for the A-Z road trip but I am also a follower of Jessica and hope to read Fabric soon