I am pleased to announce the publication of my first full-length volume of poetry, what holds her (Main Street Rag, 2020). Read a kind review of the book in Ocotillo Review here.
This work was created shortly after and during my parent’s dying processes and was received and written as a kind of dictation, me channeling an unfamiliar voice, recording lines as they came, each line, not being delivered until I dutifully recorded the last.
The work is ecstatic in nature, echoing the style and tone of Rumi and Hafiz. I am at once profoundly awed and grateful for its teaching.
Here is a sample poem:
ordained in dreams
why have you come
there is no well
—drop this jar
you are wading
look at what
If you are interested, I would be greatly honored if you would purchase a pre-publication copy of the book now at its lowest price, a price that will almost double very soon as we go to press
The book is only available from the publisher. Read more samples of the work or purchase a copy using a credit or debit card here:
To purchase by check or money order, message me and I will send you the mail-in order form and address.
I am deeply grateful for your support of my work in the world.
d. ellis phelps
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This looks absolutely stunning! I cannot wait to read it. Will you send me the form to pre-order a copy please?
I ordered a copy! can’t wait to read it cover to cover.
see you at the Boerne Book Fest!