In her debut collection, Venetta Octavia ventures inwards on a personal journey to discover the light within.
She writes of how love and loss are often the same thing—a reflection that defines who we are—but also, how the stories we breathe life into are only the creations of our own mind.
CELESTIAL BODIES is the study of poetry as body; of gleaning words from stars. The series aims to entice and encompass, to invite the reader to enter their orbit, to begin anew.
About the Author
Table of Contents
Big Bang, Shooting Star, Blazing Fire
A Novel in Verse (Or an Essay)
Fox & Mama
Maybe the Apples Grew, but It Was so Long Ago I Only Remember Seed
If You Love Me
The Last Chapter
Enter. Persephone, Iron Queen
Sekhmet, Not Pin-Up Girl
Helen, of Helen
In Which the Little Mermaid Rethinks Her Life Choices
Excalibur, Hilt Deep in a Rock
How to Be Enough
Black and White (and the Grey in Between)
Are You Lot’s Wife, That You Should Look Back?
And the Sun Said
Say Maybe, the Lake
In Which I Read Wuthering Heights Wrongly (and Became Heathcliff)
I Have a Story but No One to Tell It To
Paradise & Peaches
Little Red, Little Dove
Five Apology Letters, to the Both of Us
I Set It in Stone
And I Will Raze You All to the Ground
I’ll See You Soon
This Is Not About You
Once upon a Time