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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Poetry Corner with Patricia J. Anderson



It’s said some people turned away
from the camera
to keep their souls
from being lost to the future.

But we did not.
We looked straight
into the lens,
eager to be free of souls grown heavy with a god evoked by men
whose secrets stained the marble faces of the saints.
Souls writhing in the oil, the stone,
the woodcut hells of Gutenberg and Dürer.

We begged the future come and take us
and it did,
lifting us away,
image by image,
cell by cell,
soul by soul.

And now, on crowded streets,
midst futures swirling all around our bowed and ardent eyes,
we send ourselves,
cell by cell,
soul by soul,
flying through the ether,
spectral,
unafraid.

Show me
Look at me
Take me away
Take me away


©Patricia J Anderson 2015




Threshold
Patricia J. Anderson

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Common Deer Press



Date of Publication: March 27, 2018



ISBN Digital: 978-1-988761-17-6

ISBN Print: 978-1-988761-16-9

Number of pages: 240
Word Count:  66,000

Cover Artist: Carl Weins

Tagline: Fantastic Mr. Fox meets The Tao of Physics

Book Description:

The population of Ooolandia (a world much like our own but with an extra "O") is hypnotized by the culture of MORE. Citizens of all kinds and colors go about their lives unaware that hidden in the fog of everydayness a great calamity is approaching.

Banshooo, an amazingly mindful monkey, works for the Ooolandian Department of Nature with his colleague a mathlete mouse. Together they have amassed data proving, beyond any doubt, that the natural world is losing the stability necessary to sustain life. Unfortunately, their warnings are ignored by the authorities who are planning to phase out nature altogether.

Freaky winds, icy earthquakes, and mutant anemones plague the landscape. After a wildly devastating storm, Banshooo has a vision revealing the connection between Ooolandia and the Unseen World -- a connection that lies deep within and far beyond all that is seen. This connection is vital to Ooolandia's survival, and it is fraying. He realizes he must take radical action. Along with his quirky sidekick (a one-off of unique appearance whose primary interest is snacking), he sets out on a journey beyond the surface of the Seen to bring back proof of the true nature of nature.


About the Author:

Patricia J Anderson’s essays and short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals including The Sun, Tricycle, Chronogram, Ars Medica, Glamour Magazine and Rewire Me.com. Her books include All of Us, a critically acclaimed investigation of cultural attitudes and beliefs, and Affairs In Order, named best reference book of the year by Library Journal. She is the recipient of The Communicator Award for online excellence and has produced exhibition, kiosk and website copy for such institutions as the American Museum of Natural History and the Capital Museum. She is the editor of Craig Barber’s Vietnam journal, Ghosts in the Landscape. She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley.



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