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Deva's second book of poetry is here and ready for mass consumption!
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The new chapbook!
The new chapbook!

Poetry is, for me, a never ending process. The words come when they want to, and whenever they show up I scribble them down. Now we've come to the point where the rain gauge is once again full, and it's time for me to pour it out onto paper, and to share it with you. Into the Ropes will be my second published book of poetry, and it includes some thirty odd poems along with all the blood, sweat, tears, heart and soul that it took to write them. 

I've been writing for as long as I can remember, or at least since I learned how to spell. It's only recently that I have taken the leap and started to put my writing out there in the world. I self-published my first book, Until You Electrocute Everyone, and I have found the self-publishing route refreshing and rewarding, and I'm excited to be doing it again. 

All artwork, as usual, comes courtesy of the fabulous Ruthie Kee, without whom my covers would be very boring indeed.  

Risks and challenges

All the poems for this book have been written, cover artwork has been made, and all that remains is to send everything to the printer and wait for the books to arrive. I will be using a publishing process that I am familiar with and very comfortable using, and I do not foresee any obstacles on the path to printing other than payment, which is where you guys come in.

The real risk is that this thing doesn't get funded and I have to write out fifty copies of this chapbook by hand in order to attempt to distribute them, since I couldn't get them officially printed, with the challenge being overcoming the impending hand cramps of said handwritten copies. Or, possibly, coming to terms with the fact that people really do like my writing. Trust me, sometimes that's a challenge.

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