Book Announcement: Childproof Sky
I am excited to announce that my 22-poem, 31-page chapbook Childproof Sky has been selected by Cherry Dress Chapbooks for publication on July 8, 2023.
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The poems cover the loss of my four-month-old daughter from SIDS in 2009 and the subsequent rebuilding of our family with two more children over the next 13 years. The poems touch on loss and sadness, but also hope, resilience and love.
I wrote the majority of the poems in the spring of 2021, had them edited by the team at Tell Tell Poetry in October 2021 and spent all of 2022 submitting the manuscript, taking feedback and making tweaks. It is an honor to have been chosen as one of three Cherry Dress Chapbook 2023 releases out of 200 submissions.
I greatly appreciate the support of all the readers, clappers, and commenters of my work on Medium and I would be excited to include you in the mailing list about my upcoming book! Head over to the book website and drop your email in the form and I’ll let you know how things progress!
©️ Trapper Markelz 2023