July Updates from Author Shaine Greenwood
Hello My Fellow Odds and Ends,
To my fellow Northern Hemisphere earthlings: Happy Summer! To my friends in the Southern Hemisphere: Happy [insert your current season here]!
Here are my latest writerly developments…
Preorder new poetry, out Aug 31
I’m thrilled to announce that the ebook for my upcoming poetry collection, Fires Under the Great Neural Sky, is now available for preorder! This collection has been in the works for a few years and I feel a wave of euphoria wash over me every day it gets closer to completion.
It’ll be out on August 31. I can only make the ebook available for preorder, but expect an audiobook, paperback, and possibly a hardcover option to be available on the 31st as well.
I’d like to share one of the poems in this 75-poem collection, titled Tones.
The beads of consciousness fall Inching us closer to the beyond A dimension between the cracks Making the material seem banal Severing the great physical bond The only beauty this plane lacks Is the tone of your alluring wrawl You call to me through fog of war Piercing the thickness of the night Pulling me out of my higher mind And slamming me down to the floor Rules made only for you to overwrite You wish to make laws for your kind Performative human hope to restore But when the battle dust has settled Will we be swallowed by machines Processed and tamed for efficiency Or perhaps be wild and imperiled Bruised but not bound by routines Reframing a perceived deficiency Embracing a life of the disheveled Here are the preorder links for the collection: • Amazon • Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, and others
I’m submitting my work everywhere
I have a few poems and short stories that I’m submitting to various literary magazines and contests. There’s no link or concrete thing I can show you as a result of this yet, but I’ll keep everyone informed if something comes out of my submission grinding.