Our first book to be published, Letters Sent Inland, is a legacy collection by the beloved Texas poet Glynn Monroe Irby featuring eco-poetry set on the Texas Gulf Coast, where Glynn lived his entire life until his death in 2020. It is a landscape where beaches, coastal waterways, and marshes teeming with native wildlife are juxtaposed with oil rigs and chemical plants that dominate the terrain and provide the foundation for the area’s coastal economy. Irby’s poetry vividly explores this interface of technology and nature in a place he loved and called home.
The collection then moves inland as it explores other landscapes encountered in his travels: family farm stories handed down by his father; memories of deep love and profound loss; challenges of economic hardship, illness, death of loved ones, and the growing awareness of his own mortality. As he endeavors to process these experiences through poetry, Irby invokes the power of nature to imbue human struggles with beauty and meaning. His acute attention to detail and his ability to find the sublime in the ordinary make this book an exquisite collection not to be missed.
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** Expected Release Date is April 1, 2021
Letters Sent Inland (Pre-Order)
116 page Paperback Bound Book