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Lovely Seeds
Lovely Seeds

Lovely Seeds

A Walk Through the Garden of Our Becoming

POETRY

160 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9781771681483

Rights: WOR

Central Avenue Publishing (Nov 2018)

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Overview

Capturing the appeal of contemporary poetry with strong audiences on social media, this debut boasts a gentle, moving voice that appeals to readers of all ages, genders, and social backgrounds

R. H. Swaney brings a depolarizing voice to the poetry world with this debut collection. Amongst the topics of mental health, self-love, and social progress, readers will find a soft but powerful voice that uncovers the beauty that exists inside of all of us.  Examining life and its circle from seed to withering to regrowth, the thought-provoking nature of this collection will bring readers to a place of self-exploration, reflection, and a deeper understanding of their place in the world.

Reviews

"Lush, inviting, and blooming with hope. If you've been looking for an excuse to take a moment for yourself, Lovely Seeds is that excuse. Swaney's words on empathy and kindness are a much needed reminder, not just in today's hectic world, but in tomorrow's too." —Trista Mateer, author of Honeybee

"R. H. Swaney is a vulnerable yet strong voice that will stand out from the masses." —Alicia Cook, author of I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip

"In a time of loudspeak and untruths, Swaney's poetry softly affirms what we all need to hear from someone, somewhere—that we are loved." — Bradley Hathaway, musician, author, and spoken word artist

"Every page is a gentle reminder to take care of yourself. Lovely Seeds will help you be ok with being you." —Iain S. Thomas, author of I Wrote This For You

"We are living in very divisive times, and R.H. Swaney gives us a much needed breath of fresh air in Lovely Seeds as he explores the beauty that can be found even the most hopeless of situations." —Cyrus Parker, author of DROPKICKromance

"Like an invitation into rest and safety for the soul." —Hillary McBride, author of Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image, co-host of The Liturgists

"This book is the perfect balance of building you up, while also encouraging you to be better. There's something in here for all of us, no matter how we're feeling." —Kyle Fasel, bassist of Real Friends, author of nothing memorable stays the same

Author Biography

R. H. Swaney is a writer from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was born to a Native American father who abandoned him at birth and a Caucasian mother who struggled with mental illness. Because of these circumstances, he was raised graciously by his grandparents in rural South Dakota. This is where his heart for humanity began to blossom, as he navigated racial differences, small-town living, and a complicated family history. He began writing when he was 12 years old, eventually performing spoken word with various musicians and writing prose poetry. Now, you can find him at his writing desk or favorite coffee shop, writing and contemplating how his art can affect humanity in a positive, life-giving way.