Life Under Examination is the recently released poetry collection, by A.T. Glazki, which explores the full range of interpersonal relationships, with a blend of lighthearted satire and earnest, emotional expression.
It is now available through Amazon, Smashwords, or
the author’s site.
The preview poem below celebrates the power of creativity, in theme with the Blogger Book Fair!
All are examples of our inventive selves.
The fey, the centaurs, the magic, the real –
It all shows who we are, how we feel.
In every crevice enchantment abounds.
Without ever leaving our castle or hovel.
The rich, the poor, the hungry, or sated –
We all can share the worlds they’ve created.
The authors, the poets, the painters you’ve seen.
Aching to fill all the heartbreak, the holes
That others’ deeds or others’ thoughts
Had created – those blemished spots.
And let yourself question: what defines real?
All do exist, in their own special way.
For what are our lives if they’re not filled with magic?
They’re pointless, and dull, and so very tragic.
In worlds full of magic, you’ll forget and forgive.
A.T. Glazki’s writing story starts with one of those cliché beginnings when an English teacher encouraged her to submit a class assignment for publication. That piece was printed, and let’s just say, she was hooked!
Since then, A.T. has run a literary magazine, completed her Creative Writing degree, been published a few more times, and of course spent countless hours writing.
After a brief hiatus, she was a 2012 NaNoWriMo winner, which re-inspired her to pursue writing as a career.
Learn more about A.T. Glazki and her writing through her blog or follow her on Twitter (@AriaGlazki)!
Aria has a giveaway for the Blogger Book Fair:
Aria was visiting from the Blogger Book Fair – I will be posting at her blog today and at other blogging locations between the 22nd-26th July (see links below)
Thank you for hosting me, Emma!
What a nice poem and it is nice to be introduced to another poet. I wish Aria all the best with her new book.
Thank you, Christy. Glad you enjoyed it!