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Sunder the Silence explores lost and found voices.
In her sixth poetry book, award-winning Author/Artist/Poet Trisha Leigh Shufelt weaves a menagerie of lyrical verse and fantastical images through personal experiences and stories from the muses who speak through her pen. Within her poems, art, and photography, she reminds us that silence isn't always golden when storms come for us. Through our voice, we can become the storm itself and, in doing so, embody a beacon of light in moments of reckoning.
Praise for Sunder the Silence
"Sunder the Silence proves Trisha Leigh Shufelt a seasoned poet, who, with deft craft, unearths voices of influential others and uses personal experience to communicate hard-won wisdom and spirituality. This book is far from soft, yet it brims with beauty. The book speaks directly about lives on the edge and the powers in nature and humaneness that allow us to survive. Shufelt may summon intimate voices of others, but her own strong voice and unique vision drive her superb poetry." ~Jeffrey Greene-Author-To the Left of the Worshiper, Beautiful Monsters, and American Spirituals.
“Poetry is a very personal thing, both in its expression and its appreciation. However, there are certain earmarks of true artistry in poetic genius, regardless of this strong subjective component. Sunder the Silence is a collection of deeply emotional barbaric yawps into the universe, artistically and authentically expressed through both verse and poignant illustrations. There is something here for everyone in this collection. For me, the poems that struck a deep and lasting chord are Plague Masters & Puppeteers, What If?, and Dangerous Beauty. At the end of reading this visual and poetical feast, I was reminded of what Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés would be if it had been penned as poetry instead of stories.” ~Rose Guildenstern, author of Iago's Penumbra: A Metaphysical Novel
Now is the winter of her discontent...
The Ghosts of Winterbourne is a haunting collection of dark/gothic poetry and prose that dives deep into winter's rich symbols of introspection, magic, transformation, longing, grief, death, and ghosts. Trisha's writing and imagery take the reader on a personal journey through a frozen world where ghosts haunt snow-covered memories in search of healing.
In this incredible collection, the reader is pulled into a most desolate world lost underneath the ice. Trisha channels shadows from the past through her pen. Muses that have wept and fallen with wintertide now meet a perpetual thaw as she pulls them from the murkiest of depths. There is something very telling about the symbolism of winter. The coming of death. All things that require us to die inside the soul before we may quietly be reborn. The exquisite imagery speaks volumes and creates a unique atmosphere only Trisha can create. Blood turns glacial, ink oozes wild inside the Ghosts of Winterbourne, and I feel most humbled to sit with its shadows and sip tea with its melancholy. S.A. Quinox-Author of Immortalis & Tales of Lacrimosa
The Ghosts of Winterbourne is Trisha's second book in her ghost poetry series and follows the Ghosts of Nevermore, a collection of poetry, prose, and short stories inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Both books incorporate Trisha's art and photography.