We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Stella Pierides,
Of This World by Red Moon Press, 2017.
Now available from:
Red Moon Press (USA)
Stella Pierides has cultivated a terse, idiosyncratic style in her haibun that is instantly recognizable, and as a consequence is one of the shining lights of this burgeoning genre. Of This World certainly is, but it also takes us out of the world at large and into private spaces we feel privileged to witness. A unique and satisfying read.
From the back cover:
This is how it’s done! Stella Pierides — in a hushed voice — takes me through what it is to be human — and part of the human history from the roots of Western culture in Diogenes’ tub to the ‘modern’ human — with all the questions and doubts, the uncertainties that come from that.
— Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Writer
Of This World’s marvelous, emotionally resonant haibun are steeped in the grace of the garden, rooted in a physical reality so sensuous that you can smell the fragrance of baking bread, of olives and garlic, of lemon and magnolia blossoms — and yet they also spiral on the updraft of metaphor as poet Stella Pierides ‘put[s] our hearts in the shoes of the hummingbird.’
— Clare MacQueen, Editor-in-Chief, KYSO Flash
A treasure trove of language and image. Pierides walks through dark streets of history, through alleyways of memory – emerging in shiny, unexpected places. Compact, urgent and closely observant, these minute offerings will captivate readers of both poetry and short fiction. An enormously engaging collection.
— Michelle Elvy, Writer and Editor
A Happy, Healthy and Fruitful New Year 2017!
Pleased to share a photo from the 56th Muenchner Buecherschau: the German edition of Feeding the Doves, Taubenfuettern, on display, taking its place among earlier Fruit Dove Press titles.
There was a moment of panic yesterday, when the two copies of Taubenfuettern for the exhibition were nowhere to be seen, but thankfully were spotted among other books a few shelves down the corridor. What a relief! They were duly recovered and the photo taken…phew!
Stella Pierides writes in her blog:
“Well, the Munich Buecherschau 2014 is now closed. I am very happy I took part and would like to thank the readers who visited, wrote, commented on the books, and wished me well. Not forgetting those who bought my books! A big thank you!
Did you miss this year’s Buecherschau? Don’t worry. It is on again next year. Same time, same place; same procedure!
Several people have commented on the lovely painting on the cover of my new book of short stories, The Heart and Its Reasons. It is from a painting by Maria Pierides: “Port Isaac: Golden Light.” Maria is a great artist. I am really greatful to her for allowing me to use this painting for my cover. You can make out the heart arteries in the image, as well as the blues of the Aegean sea.
For more details about The Heart and Its Reasons, where to get a copy, and for reviews and articles, please see here
If you like the book please consider leaving a review on Goodreads, or Amazon. Or even if you don’t like it, say so. Please say so on Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.de. It will be very much appreciated.”
We couldn’t agree more! Read, think about the stories, review the books on Goodreads and amazon! Review them in your blogs!
Exciting news! “The Heart and Its Reasons” is now in the Goodreads Book Giveaways programme! There are 3 copies (print) available. Giveaway dates for entering: Oct 23-Nov 18, 2014.
This is how it works: Find the book in Goodreads here. Scroll down the page, and click the enter to win button there. Goodreads will help with the rest! After the 18th of November they will notify us the list of winners and we’ll post the books directly to the lucky three!
Good luck to all who enter!