Muses and Muscle Memory Poetry Collection

2022

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Read Part One and Part Two below.

“Chris-Ann truly has a gift. Her uncanny ability to pull you into her world, while evoking treasured moments from your own experiences, reflects empathy, and true craftsmanship. Her collection not only narrates her own life’s questions, but beautifully and effectively reflects how others may also perceive the world, but are unable to find the words. Chris-Ann has not only found her voice, but has managed to help us find our own.”

R. Hamilton, @faithinmyname
Part One: Where Memories Live

Our minds and bodies are beautiful, complicated homes. They are where our memories live. And these memories, hold some of our most significant moments, stories that have shaped our lives.” Read more…

  1. what wildwood taught me
  2. (im)mortal, part 1
  3. on christmas day
  4. right to remember
  5. riots and roadblocks, 1997
  6. returning residents
  7. if I go before
  8. back to shore

“Chris-Ann’s writing gave me insight into her values as well as my own, especially since the concept of memory is a topic that is of deep importance to me. I enjoyed wading through the still and troubled waters described in her poetry, from the human unease of growing older she alludes to in back to shore, to her longing for home in returning residents.

K. Vermont, @state_of_vermont
Part Two: A Muse Meant

We are vessels of inspiration. We carry with us the ability to touch deeply and be touched, to reflect and be subjects of reflection. Our bodies, our voices, our actions pour into others to confront, or remind them to feel, to desire, to love, to create.” Read more…

  1. (im)mortal, part 2
  2. wavering
  3. (un)guarded
  4. hard to forget
  5. loose leaves and roasted beans
  6. the baseline

“I do like that it gets deeper at the end. Reminds me of walking into a bookstore and seeing the popular things up front, but the complex/explicit things in the back.”

R. Southwell, @r_south
Part Three: From The Drafts

As long as we have breath, the story isn’t finished.

Just like a sunrise, our yesterdays bleed into our todays. And those todays quickly become yesterdays, while we think about our tomorrows. It’s a cycle; predictable enough to ground us but somehow, time figures out how to fill it with the unknown, the unexpected, the mundane, the surprising, in doses or all at once.

But we are not always at the day’s mercy. We do not have to settle into the background, go through the motions or go with the flow.” Subscribe to read more…

Part Three: From the Drafts is coming soon. The most vulnerable poems of the collection. Don’t miss out. Subscribe below to read them first. No spam.