That Which Lives Within - A Poetry Debut

That Which Lives Within - A Poetry Debut

by eLPy

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148422952
Publisher: Little Face Publications, L.L.C.
Publication date: 08/18/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 149
File size: 4 MB

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 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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.