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"she&i" is a series of poems exploring the relationship between self & soul, an empowered journey of listening to who I really am.
"she&i" is a series of poems exploring the relationship between self & soul, an empowered journey of listening to who I really am.
"she&i" is a series of poems exploring the relationship between self & soul, an empowered journey of listening to who I really am.
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THESE POEMS AND THE WRITING OF THESE POEMS HAVE RENEWED MY FAITH IN MY CREATIVE PROCESS AND EMPOWERED ME TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF AND MY SOUL'S PROCESS.  I HOPE WITH THIS BOOK I CAN CONTINUE TO LIVE INSPIRED AND INSPIRE OTHERS TO EMPOWER THEMSELVES THROUGH LISTENING TO THEIR OWN SOUL...THEIR OWN VOICE!

A four year writing journey has brought me to this place. The book she&i is a series of poems exploring the relationship between the I that you see and the she that I feel. In listening to that quiet yet determined voice within --I was able to express myself poetically in a new and profound way. The book and the design are very important to me, so that is why I am here during my design phase asking for your help in offsetting my printing and marketing costs. It is my goal and a long time dream for the design of the book to have the shape, weight and feel of a soft cover coffee table book. These poems have inspired me to reach for higher ground and through this endeavor I hope to inspire that emotion in others.

excerpt from "she&i"
excerpt from "she&i"

The white matte finish book will be simple, sleek and clean - approximately one hundred pages and measuring 6x6 inches. The paper weight and texture will be of the highest quality. The book and poems are inspired by or are in relationship to my meditative nature. The poetry was not written with any timeline in mind, they emerged from the timeless space which lingers behind life. These poems are very dear to me, they represent the connection between myself (I) and my soul (she) hence the title she&i.  This is our story, our way of sharing with you the reader an understanding of the deeper meaning behind poetry and in particular, these poems. 

I am encouraged to continue to find new and relevant ways to express myself as a poet. she&i has taken me on a soul filled journey and through this Kickstarter campaign I plan to start my new year by seeing this book and these poems birthed, nurtured and shared. 

excerpt from "she&i"
excerpt from "she&i"

I have chosen a local printing company here in Los Angeles that is exemplary. Their knowledge and reputation will ensure that this book will match my desires, hence, giving me the confidence to move forward with this endeavor.   

I will achieve the goal of publishing this book with your contributions.  Your funds will go to the printing cost, marketing materials and online promotions.  she&i will be published so that I may sell them at readings, performances and directly from my website (a portion of the sales will benefit a charity).

Thanks in advance for your support!

Karen Gibson Roc

Previous publications: KAREN'S BOOKSTORE

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges that come along with this project is having the books printed in a timely fashion. As mentioned above I am working with a local printing company (I will not be dealing with book shipment, as I will be able to pick them up) and feel confident they will be able to process my order and have my books ready in a timely fashion.

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