"That Which Lives Within" is a full-length, debut poetry collection from the author eLPy. It includes a full-color section of poetry-infused images also taken and created by eLPy along with black and white photos scattered throughout. This being her public debut overall she immediately invites us into a journey of self-discovery and reflection, visions of the piece of the world she lives and That Which Lives Within it. The poems that result from her thoughts, experiences and emotions are non-traditional, free verse and some rhyming that reflect that what lives within us is unique and often has no form. Meanwhile the very ideas behind the poems themselves are things that live within us all. This collection of poetry takes us on a journey born from one individual yet is experienced in some form by us all, even if only in bits and pieces. At once we experience self-awareness and reflection, self-doubt and discovery, inspiration, bitter and beautiful truthes, pride, love, humility, gratitude, and the recognition that something always follows, among so many other things. "That Which Lives Within" is an opportunity for connection, with the author, with ourselves, and with the world at large that is made up so densely of all of these experiences. eLPy is but one person expressing the many sensations and thoughts that beg to be brought to life through "one medium, or another mild or hot". But we all have and can discover "That Which Lives Within".
|Publisher:||Little Face Publications, L.L.C.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
eLPy lives in the Midwest with a dog, two parrots, and a Ball Python. While not a traditional or trained poet, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology-Zoology from the University of Michigan. During her college years she found herself writing poems again and again as a creative means to express what she felt, thought and experienced. It wasn't long before she recognized the truth: writing was a natural part of her. She continues to write new poems in addition to fiction and non-fiction. She also enjoys learning and practicing photography and how she better use this to explore other avenues of creative expression, as evidenced through the images in her first self-published collection of poetry, "That Which Lives Within". She very much is enjoying using other means to be creative and will continue to do so. She also keeps a blog at www.littlefacepublications.com where she shares some poems from the book, thoughts on writing (and experiences), as well as various other topics. This website is in its infancy and will always be growing and evolving, just as the author and her talents do so.
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eLPy's "That Which Lives Within" is a daring full-length poetry collection, which contains verse and free-verse poems, prose poetry and art. eLPy uses powerful and beautiful images to address a variety of themes including death, loss, slavery, hope, and identity. "We are but pieces Of our past Present And unpredictable futures." "Drawn by artists unknown The source of a saint’s colors" eLPy's poems come from a place full of strong emotions. The language that she uses conveys the rawness of her experiences. Some poems are full of angst while others display a quiet timidity, revealing her vulnerability. "With all this rubble This work to be done Comes fear like disease. Panic rivals health" I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in experiencing a journey of self-discovery.
That Which Lives Within is a full-length poetry collection by first time author eLPY that it is beautifully written. The 189 page collection features not only poetry, but also poepics, and poetry-infused pictures. Throughout, the author’s myriad of experiences and emotions are displayed in every poem. The topics of death and loss are touched upon in the poems such as Beyond the Grave, and the poem Left With Memories which is dedicated to her brother who passed away. There are poems about life and love which are just as raw and filled with emotion. The author’s hopes and dreams as well as fears, frustrations, and self-doubt are also poetically expressed. In the poem “Here’s To My Blossom” at the beginning of the book, eLPY questions her ability to share her writing with others and as the book progresses she grows ever more confident. She also expresses her journey of finding herself, being confident in who she is. It’s a journey of growth that includes joy and despair. The poepics and infused pictures of poetry are beautiful visuals. It was a little hard to read the font on a few of the pictures because of the color scheme. I thought it was a cool and unique idea to have mixed media and variations of writing within this book. In poems such as “History Rewritten” and “Hypocrisy”, eLPY offers social commentary in her poems on issues such as the genocide in Dafur, the Jena 6, slavery, the exotic pet trade and the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. The book tells the story of metamorphosis. It’s about going on a journey and growing and not running away from the storms of life. It’s learning from the past and looking forward to what the future will bring. Everyone can relate and can take something valuable and essential from this collection.