Today is my turn on the blog tour for Bad Mommy Stay Mommy by author Elisabeth Horan, please check out the other stops on the tour as we all offer different content.
About the book
Elisabeth Horan was in the grip of postpartum depression after the birth of her second son, 'red and writhing a salamander underfoot'. In this collection, Elisabeth finds the courage to survive. Uplifting, guttural: Horan leaves her reader roaring for more.
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About the author
Elisabeth Horan is an imperfect creature advocating for animals, children and those suffering alone and in pain - especially those ostracized by disability and mental illness. Elisabeth is honored to serve as Poetry Editor at Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine, and is Co-Owner of Animal Heart Press. She recently earned her MFA from Lindenwood University and received a 2018 Best of the Net Nomination from Midnight Lane Boutique, and a 2018 Pushcart Prize Nomination from Cease Cows.
Elisabeth lives in rural Vermont with her husband and two young sons. When not being poet, she works as a secretary and loves riding horses & dancing the salsa--- Follow her on Twitter @ehoranpoet & ehoranpoet.com
For my stop on the tour, I have a sample poem from the book, enjoy.
I have walked through low valleys
with the shadow of death as my ally.
I have met what might take me across.
I did fear the evil -
deep down in my toes.
It smelt like charred bones;
smoky and rancid as burnt pig nose.
I felt the close breath of its chant in my ear:
“Come on, come on”, I’ll show you the fear,
tickling my throat with its
white, bristling whiskers.
I felt its relentless pull on my ankles
dragging me under, swirling eddies of rancor,
drowning in the rain
of riptide currents in my brain.
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