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Outskirts Press Announces A River of Rain Book of Poetry, the Latest Publication from Renowned Poet, River Michaels


Dallas, TX, July 30, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Wringing intense significance from seemingly every day events, interactions and experiences, River Michaels touches a deeply personal yet universal chord in A River of Rain – Book of Poetry. The collection of fifty poems reveals a profound human spirit in diverse ruminations on death, longing, and the inescapable passage of time. Through it all, Michaels demonstrates a keen sense of the musicality and weight of words. The result offers new insight into things otherwise ordinary, and a strengthened appreciation for man’s limited time on earth.

Michaels’ anthology chronicles love, loss and a complex understanding of the common law of attraction. A River of Rain strikes upon universal themes, with a style and voice that speaks to every reader. Her work demonstrates not only a keen understanding of verse but also offers a poignant view of the human condition.

Having already achieved a great deal of success, Michaels’ won the prestigious Editors Choice Award in 2007 from the International Poetry Society amateur contest for her poem Red Velvet Dragonfly. As a result, this poem was published in the award winning poetry compilation Forever Spoken © 2008 by the International Poetry Society. Michael’s was named Runner Up in the December 2007 round of the VH1 Song of the Year song and lyric competition for Full Moon Rabbit, a competition that receives hundreds of entries from all over the world.

About the Author: River Michaels is a U.S. Navy Veteran and former information technology instructor. A native Texan, Michael’s holds a Master of Arts from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University. She now resides in Houston, Texas where she is an avid writer and poet. The strongest and most influential has always been and continues to be her late mother who passed away in 2001.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-2224-1 / 978-1-4327-2606-5 Format: 6x9 paperback / 6x9 hardback
SRP: $14.95 / $24.95 Genre: Poetry

For more information or to contact the author, visit
www.outskirtspress.com/RiverMichaels
http://www.rivermichaels.com

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