New (Poetry) Release: Love in A Trashcan, by @strangegirl_666

I have some a new collection of poetry from Joanne Marlowe to share with you all today. Joanne’s been a regular guest on Story Time Friday. You may also recall my review of her last collection Unfinished Ink when I read it last year. This is why I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for the day I could share this new release with you. This isn’t a poet to pass up if you have the chance. If you need more convincing, check out those STF posts. If you don’t need more, you can find more about the collection and a buy link below.

Go, enjoy and Read More Poetry!

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Love In A Trashcan is a unique collection of poetry about men. 40 poems dedicated to the men in Ms. Marlowe’s life over a two year period.  One night stands, blackouts, married men and all the gory details of dating in her 40’s, complete with humour and tears. A perfect end to her trilogy of poetry books.

Sorry men, but not sorry.

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If you’d like a copy of this collection, you can order it directly from the Marlowe here:

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About the Author:

Joanne Marlowe was born on June 3rd, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec.  Joanne currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario where she is continuing to work on her writing, developing new screenplays and publishing poetry.  She strives to help promote local art and artists and encourages others to do so as well.

She is also the author of My Little Book of Randoms and self publishes her work under Strangegirl Publications.  Her style of writing is short and sweet and to the point, much like herself and her personality.  Her poetry can be playful at times but also tragic.  Powerfully raw and candid, her words will resonate with you.

Find out more:

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#PoetryMonth – #Review: Unfinished Ink, by Joanne Marlowe

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Title: Unfinished Ink
Author: Joanne Marlowe
Rating: 4/5 stars

“Unfinished Ink is a unique collection of poetry about love, lust, loneliness, liquor and letting go.  Ms. Marlowe highlights the ups and downs of love with flirty connotations and paints haunting portraits of desperate souls.  Beautiful and tragic, her words will take you on a powerful and emotional journey that will leave you thirsty for a lover and another glass of wine.” (Description from Goodreads)

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Joanne Marlowe’s collection Unfinished Ink, which you were introduced to earlier in the month, is just what the description says it is. To quote a few words, it’s beautiful, tragic, and emotional. All the other words in that description apply, as well, but most of all these words are key.

When reading this collection, you know that Marlowe isn’t holding back. All-out honesty and emotion is what I look for in poetry. Marlowe delivers. Whether the poems are word-for-word accounts of real-life events or embellished upon for the sake of the poem (neither is an issue, of course, and great poetry tends to blur the lines), Marlowe’s words ring true and would be hard for readers not to get drawn in by.

This collection was filled with many gems and will be worth a reread (and many more to follow) down the road a bit. If a poetry collection makes me want to do a reread to enhance the first reading’s experience, it’s a poetry collection I can get behind. Marlowe’s work will be on my shelf for years to come.

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If you’d like a copy of this collection, you can order it directly from the Marlowe’s site:

Order Book Here

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About the Author:

Joanne Marlowe was born on June 3rd, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec.  Joanne currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario where she is continuing to work on her writing, developing new screenplays and publishing poetry.  She strives to help promote local art and artists and encourages others to do so as well.

She is also the author of My Little Book of Randoms and self publishes her work under Strangegirl Publications.  Her style of writing is short and sweet and to the point, much like herself and her personality.  Her poetry can be playful at times but also tragic.  Powerfully raw and candid, her words will resonate with you.

Joanne is currently working on her third book of poetry and hopes that 2016 will lead to some big projects that include film and music.

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#PoetryMonth – Unfinished Ink, by Joanne Marlowe

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What’s a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month? Easy, by reading more poetry! How do you read more poetry? By buying more poetry and supporting great poets in the process. It’s good to support poets (authors, and all artists) so we can keep putting out more work for you to read.

Today I’d like to share a collection that you may have seen on the blog last year when it came out. It’s by Joanne Marlowe, a fellow poet who’s so supportive of the arts. She deserves a bit more exposure, and I’m here to help do that. I hope you consider spreading the word about her collection, as well. If you’ve already read it, it’s not her only collection. Click that order link below and you’ll find other work by her!

Now, before I let you go off to read some more poetry, here’s a little bit about Marlowe’s collection Unfinished Ink. There may even be a poem or two down there to tease you.

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Unfinished Ink is a unique collection of poetry about love, lust, loneliness, liquor and letting go.  Ms. Marlowe highlights the ups and downs of love with flirty connotations and paints haunting portraits of desperate souls.  Beautiful and tragic, her words will take you on a powerful and emotional journey that will leave you thirsty for a lover and another glass of wine. 

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Windows

I had a dream last night
That I was on the other side of the world
And I saw the most beautiful sunset
I took a picture of it to send to you
But then I realized that I took this picture
Through a window
I also realized that you weren’t there with me
We should have shared this moment together
Outside
It made me sad
Then I thought
I shouldn’t be watching the world
Alone
And through a window
I should be outside
Breathing in the fresh air
And that I should be here
Seeing the world
Experiencing it
So I stayed there
Forever
But not alone
I turned around
And someone else was there
That person took my hand
And we went outside
We watched every sunset together
And I never looked through another window again

Copyright © 2015 by Joanne Marlowe and Strangegirl Publications

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Hipster

You over there, smoking your cigar
20 year olds don’t look cool smoking cigars
You’re trying too hard at something
It doesn’t work for you
I see you looking around to see
Whose watching you
You get the occasional look
But not in agreement
Too young to be a hipster
Too old to be cute
And spare us your story of
How you began your love affair
With cigars and Castro
And stop using the word “stoked”
I hate that word
It doesn’t go with your cigar anyway

Copyright © 2015 by Joanne Marlowe and Strangegirl Publications

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If you’d like a copy of this collection, you can order it directly from the Marlowe’s site:

Order Book Here

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About the Author:

Joanne Marlowe was born on June 3rd, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec.  Joanne currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario where she is continuing to work on her writing, developing new screenplays and publishing poetry.  She strives to help promote local art and artists and encourages others to do so as well.

She is also the author of My Little Book of Randoms and self publishes her work under Strangegirl Publications.  Her style of writing is short and sweet and to the point, much like herself and her personality.  Her poetry can be playful at times but also tragic.  Powerfully raw and candid, her words will resonate with you.

Joanne is currently working on her third book of poetry and hopes that 2016 will lead to some big projects that include film and music.

Find out more:

#NewRelease: Unfinished Ink, by Joanne Marlowe

Today I’d like to share a new poetry collection from a poet I’ve been following for awhile now. The collection is called Unfinished Ink and the poet is Joanne Marlowe.

Below you can find out a little about the collection and where to buy it. You can also find a few links to find more out about the poet.

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Unfinished Ink is a unique collection of poetry about love, lust, loneliness, liquor and letting go.  Ms. Marlowe highlights the ups and downs of love with flirty connotations and paints haunting portraits of desperate souls.  Beautiful and tragic, her words will take you on a powerful and emotional journey that will leave you thirsty for a lover and another glass of wine. 

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If you’d like a copy of this collection, you can order it directly from the Marlowe’s site here:

Order Book Here

It can also be ordered through her Facebook.

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Find out more:

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