Happy World Poetry Day, fellow poetry lovers! Don’t you just love a day dedicated to verse? I sure do.

If you aren’t familiar with my poetry books, I have two full collections of poems available at the moment: A Model Archaeologist (2022) and The Redundancy of Tautology (2021). I will be releasing another poetry collection later this year, but will post updates on that nearer the time.

I also have four published chapbooks: A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing 2015, now discontinued), Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017), Toebirds and Woodlice (2012) and Metamorphosis of Woman (2012).

How come I have a poetry chapbook and a full collection with the same title (A Model Archaeologist)? For the simple reason that I got the rights back from Eyewear Publishing for my 20 poem collection after 5 years, so I decided to release the full 80 poem collection in 2022.

As for my forthcoming collection coming later in 2023? Yep, it’s another full collection of a previously published chapbook. Toebirds and Woodlice is getting the 80 poem treatment later this summer. More on that later!

In the meantime, hope you enjoy this World Book Day reading of a couple of poems from each collection.

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/75c5a1ad6956/leilanie-stewart-author-info

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