So pleased to reveal a new cover for my poetry collection as well as this wonderful review from the International Review of Books.
For the new cover I wanted a more evocative image that highlighted the flora of the region. Poetry book covers can be more abstract than fiction to allow the reader’s imagination to take over. Love this new design by Angie at Pro-ebook-covers which incorporates tropical flowers in an abstract design that is colorful, symmetrical, and truly evocative:
Here is the review:
“Schiller presents her love story to the three islands of the former Danish West Indies in this collection of verse and art. The poetry is unintimidating and very well supported by the watercolor art of Skaidra Zayas. Ships and slavery, sugar and starlit skies pepper this collection of history and natural beauty. The poems range from simple odes to native creatures to the deeper and more complex "Galileo’s Moons." For the reader unfamiliar with the islands, Schiller presents a brief history as well as a brief autobiography. It's rare to find a themed collection of poetry that flows this smoothly and naturally without the hint of stiffness or forced wording.”
Glad to have won their Gold Badge!
You can purchase "On a Moonlit Night in the Antilles" HERE.