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Longevity River

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Longevity River by Lucia Orellana Damacela

Available from the publisher, Plan B Press
April 2019 – $13.00

Lucía Orellana Damacela is the author of Life Lines (The Talbot-Heindl Experience, 2018), winner of The Bitchin’ Kitsch Chapbook Competition. Her work has appeared in both English and Spanish in more than twelve countries. Some of the periodicals featuring Lucía’s work are Always Crashing, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Dash, Sharkpack Annual, Slippery Elm, Into the Void, Tin House Online, and Frontera. Born in Ecuador, Lucía has lived in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. She is also the author of Sea of Rocks by Unsolicited Press in 2018. To say that’s she’s been busy is an understatement!

She blogs at notesfromlucia.wordpress.com and tweets at @lucyda. You can find her on Instagram at @lucyda

Sea of Rocks

Sea of Rocks

Available from the publisher, Barnes & Noble, and from Amazon print and Kindle editions

Poetry Collection – Published by Unsolicited Press – Currently available for pre-order. Out December 5 2018.

“Sea of Rocks” is a collection of poems about love, loss, endings, and new beginnings. Poems which intertwine the author’s childhood memories, the reinventions of self and relationships in a landscape-changing transnational life, and aim to capture the ephemeral and the unwavering. The sweat that pearls the nightmares; the ghost that blows the birthday candles; the love sound of hydraulic hammers; the reverberations of sunlight on sand. These poems inhabit an embodied land of ancient soils, solar-panels-captured light and grey-as-rock horizons where the eyes have to work hard to find the contours of the everyday and the unexpected.

Los poemas de “Sea of Rocks” abarcan temas de amor, pérdida, finales y nuevos comienzos. Poems que mezclan memorias de la infancia con la auto-reinvención y la reinvención de las relaciones personales en el terreno cambiante de una vida transnacional. Poemas que tratan de capturar lo efímero y lo férreo. El sudor que perla las pesadillas; el fantasma que sopla las velas de cumpleaños; el sonido amoroso de los martillos hidráulicos; las reverberaciones de la luz solar sobre la arena. Estos poemas habitan un terreno corporeizado de tierras antiguas, luz capturada en paneles solares, y horizontes grises como rocas, donde los ojos deben trabajar duro para encontrar los contornos de lo cotidiano y de lo inesperado.

Life Lines

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Available from the publisher’s online store and from Amazon print and Kindle editions.

Poetry Chapbook – Winner of the Fall 2017 Bitchin’ Kitsch Chapbook Competition -Published by The Talbot-Heindl Experience.

“Life Lines” comprises a series of micro-poems written while traveling on the road, holding a camera which only once in a while turns inwards. The result is a sequence of ‘wide shot’, ‘medium shot’ and ‘close-up’ poems about the life journey, metaphorically and literally going through different altitudes, geographies, locations, seasons, and outlooks.

“Life Lines” está compuesto de una serie de micro-poemas que retratan una travesía, con una mano estable que sostiene una cámara que solo de vez en cuando enfoca hacia el interior. El resultado es una secuencia de poemas de ‘tomas amplias,’ ‘planos medios,’ y ‘primeros planos’ acerca de nuestra jornada existencial, atravesando -metafórica y literalmente- diferentes alturas, geografías, lugares, estaciones, y perspectivas.