Saturday, May 4, 2013

Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories

MiroLand, Guernica's new imprint, is proud to offer Maria Mazziotti Gillan's newest book, Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories, as its first publication.

It is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Small Press Distributors, and University of Toronto Press Distribution.

Described as "The only book you'll ever need to bring out your inner poet."  It combines Maria’s personal story as a writer with her suggestions for writers at all stages of development. The voice in this book is that of a friend who sits with you in a warm kitchen sipping espresso or a cup of herbal tea, while offering support and encouragement. It is designed to help you find the stories you have to tell and the words to tell them. It is based on the belief that when you find the courage to explore your memories, you will find the source for evocative writing. It can be used in classrooms, by writer’s groups, or by an individual while writing at home or in a coffee shop. It will jumpstart your creativity, giving you permission to use the power of words to save your life.