Well, here we are – two boxes have arrived packed full with copies of The Omniscient Tooth Fairy, published by Indigo Dreams Press.
It’s been a long time coming; the ‘most vintage’ poem dates back to 2008 and this book collates those that mark the journey of the last ten years – touching on motherhood & parenting, growing older, learning the world and my/our place within it.
In a sense, next comes the hard bit. Sending a bit of me out in to the world for people to take home and take the time to read, is a fairly daunting thing. But I’m proud of what’s inside, and I hope it captures the journey that so many of us navigate in our 30s/40s in all it’s glorious messiness and wonder.
Its contents are designed to express and connect, and I’m hugely grateful for the opportunity to share my poems with others, especially when it’s so beautifully presented (thanks to Ronnie and Dawn of IDP and the artwork of Alix Souissi.)
I’ll end with some great words from Dylan Thomas:
“Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.“