phases is my debut collection of poetry. It collects pieces written over almost a decade of my life, starting long before I decided to start sharing my work.
Divided into four sections (summer, autumn, winter, and spring), the poems in the collection tackle a range of human experiences including passion, love, friendship, abuse, break ups, loss, grief, healing, self love and hope. Natural imagery informs many of the metaphors, rooting the poems in the Canadian geography where they were written.
phases is a journey through the different seasons life can have, from the passion and heat of summer to the cold grief of winter. It collects poems spanning roughly a decade of the author's life, often using a confessional style to blend candid observations of the world with emotional reflection. It is, ultimately, a journey of healing, and seeing the world in different ways.
From the back cover: just as the seasons burn, fade, freeze and bloom again, we too move through our phases.
I hope this meets you where you are, whatever you are growing through.
phases is currently available on Amazon (kindle and paperback), Chapters Indigo, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.
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