I'm very happy to announce that my poetry collection from Finishing Line Press, The Voices of Women, is coming out this winter—an appropriate time to curl up by the fire and rediscover your love of poetry and hot cocoa.
Advance praise for The Voices of Women:
“Expansive and inviting, The Voices of Women bears Isabella David McCaffrey’s signature smirk throughout—a sense of play, irony, and skepticism that strengthens the imagery. Her poems range from gentle, idyllic observations of childhood, womanhood and innocence, to her Plath-like tour-de-force, The Daughter—an anti-paternal rant loaded with powerful internal rhyme. These are not just odes celebrating the pastoral strokes of blue sky and soft voice and beating heart in the poet’s life and others’, but also the things in between, the spaces and experiences that, the poet knows, are “beautiful to somebody.” Even her darkest pieces are dreamlike and “permanently marked with an afterglow of hope.”
—Lexa Hillyer, author of Proof of Forever
“In The Voices of Women, Isabella David McCaffrey offers an unflinching look at motherhood, daughterhood, aging, lust, and love, with honesty and an ever-present recognition of all the beauty and joy, the trials and heartache of being a woman. These poems are full of life and the murky stuff found in it.”
–Yuly Restrepo, editor at Tampa Review
“Beautiful, intelligent, and self-aware. From mythology to domesticity, The Voices of Women catches life in the wondrous quick of its passing, where it is ‘illuminated by study and pain,’ and where the sound of heartbreak is transformed and amplified into the tough, resolute music of love.”
–Thomas Heise, award-winning poet and author most recently of Moth; or how I came to be with you again
“In The Voices of Women McCaffrey’s liquid, gravid prose guides the reader meditatively through the channels of place and time. She leaves no voice unspoken the mothers and the mothered, the meek and the brash, the lonely and the overwhelmed. All at once classical and freshly authentic, this superlative collection sings the songs of the ages as well as the ageless.”
–Camille Griep, author of Letters to Zell
If you’ve already ordered The Voices of Women, my sincere thanks. In that case, would you please consider passing along a copy of the order form (either as a printout or a forwarded e-mail) to a friend who might be interested in the collection? Please note that if you place your order during the pre-publishing period (before November 13), shipping is only $2.99 per copy. Thank you!
Isabella David McCaffrey
(Please mail all orders to the Finishing Line Press address below or order online at https://finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?products_id=2489 or here.)
Please send me ______ copy(ies) of The Voices of Women, by Isabella David McCaffrey, at $12.49 per copy plus $2.99 shipping.
Enclosed is my check (payable to Finishing Line Press) for $__________
Please send check or money order to: Finishing Line Press
Post Office Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324