Book Release – Derecho by J Matthew Waters

Raw Earth Ink is proud to present J Matthew Waters’ poetry chapbook, Derecho.

On August 10, 2020, with very little time to prepare, a derecho hit the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa causing widespread devastation. Known for its tornadoes, no one anticipated a fast-moving hurricane-like storm with straight-line winds of up to 140 mph that would last over 45 minutes. The unprecedented storm heavily damaged the city, impacting every resident in some way or other.

Without power for thirteen days, author J Matthew Waters stepped outside his home to witness trees down, houses destroyed, and neighborhoods unrecognizable. These are the poems and photos that came out of those following days. Not as a journal, but as a reflection of his state of mind.

I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy of some Mr. Waters’ most introspective poetry to date. Found in paperback at lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram or in e-book on Kindle.


© 2021 | J Matthew Waters

11 Comments on “Book Release – Derecho by J Matthew Waters

    • Yes, I hadn’t either, but it’s an extreme weather event with catastrophic results. I’m just glad the author and all his family survived and he was able to create something beautiful from it.

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