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Dear Friends, 

Beannachtai na Samhna

On this Samhain (SOW wen) or “summer’s end”, it’s my honor and pleasure to announce an especially rich harvest this year:  

My poetry collection NOTEBOOKS FROM MYSTERY SCHOOL, finalist for the New Women’s Voices Award, will be published by Finishing Line Press in February 2015.  Finishing Line is an award winning small press dedicated to providing a place for poets and poetry.  I’m thrilled to be publishing with them.

The book is now available for pre-sale and will ship on February 6;  your pre-orders help determine the print run and are greatly appreciated! I also thought readers of A Vision And A Verse might like the opportunity to reserve a copy of this first edition, especially if you’re a collector.

You can pre-order on line by clicking here

 

Or you can order by mail using this form:

 

Please send me ______ copy(ies) of NOTEBOOKS FROM MYSTERY SCHOOL, by Margaret McCarthy, at $12.49 per copy plus $2.99 shipping.

Enclosed is my check (payable to Finishing Line Press) for $__________

 

Name                                                                                                          

Address                                                                                                      

City/State/Zip                                                                                             

Please send check or money order to: Finishing Line Press

                                                           Post Office Box 1626

                                                          Georgetown, KY  40324

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 Happy Halloween -  for the Celts, it’s a New Year!

 




Samhain - October 31, 2014



Who can go there?  Safely
grown, who among us can navigate the tides of loss
in our small boat of bones,  glimpse the marvelous,
unbearable mystery
and come back?
 

Excerpt From “Approaching Samhain”
NOTEBOOKS FROM MYSTERY SCHOOL by Margaret McCarthy

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:
NOTEBOOKS FROM MYSTERY SCHOOL by Margaret McCarthy
Poetry Chapbook; 24 pages

A coming of age journey told through poems; our rites of passage, with nature as our greatest teacher.
A journey through shadow and light, arriving at the ultimate destination: the balance of opposites.

 “…you yearn to follow into the labyrinthine mystic depths of these luxurious poems.”
--Richard Peabody, editor Gargoyle Magazine

“McCarthy’s photographic eye captures the remarkable beauty and resilience that carry us through the sorrows
and mysteries of our days.”

 —Michele Wolf, author of Immersion and Conversations During Sleep

 “With the eye of a feminist, she asks what if, instead, it had been Icarus's sister? Would she know
how far to go?
In her first collection, NOTEBOOKS FROM MYSTERY SCHOOL, McCarthy shows
us that yes, she knows.”

- Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu