Monday, August 26, 2013


I've just completed an extensive round of edits on my next collection of poems for adults. It's entitled THE SKY BETWEEN US. Rather fitting for my "sky" year, don't you think?!

To give you an idea of what the book is about, here's a word cloud I created from the draft before this one:

Those of you familiar with my work will recognize themes of love, loss and longing... and this collection is strongly rooted in ocean and forest and (yes!) sky. 

The collection actually started in response to photographs from the National Park system archives (originally titled INTO THE WILD CATHEDRAL), but after a number of editors took it to acquisitions meetings only to have it rejected, I took their advice and pulled it away from that photographs, opened it up and let it become what it was always meant to be. 

Don't you love when that happens? 

More on this as the January, 2014 release date approaches!


  1. Looking forward to the release of The Sky Between Us!

  2. How wonderful Irene. I know it will be special, and love that you said you 'opened it up', another reference to sky, isn't it? Looking forward!


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