Available Now – The Gift of Mercy by Annette Kalandros

Raw Earth Ink is proud to present Annette Kalandros’ book, The Gift of Mercy.

“Some writers access parts of your soul that stay with you a lifetime. Poetry by Annette has always had that effect on me. She is one of those incredibly rare poets who can speak to a lived experience and draw the reader in, where they witness her life as if they themselves lived it. This is necessary as we increasingly become a world unable to truly empathize or appreciate the lives of others. when a writer can evoke, with such visceral intensity, their own journey, and the reader becomes acutely part of that experience, we can say that writer has meaning and staying power… Every time I read her powerful, unfiltered work; I find myself metaphorically on my knees. I have wept and raged with her and chosen to rise out of pain and hold hope as my beacon, alongside her… Even in the depths of loss, there is always love. Poetry has become her way of describing the world and oh how she describes it…” — Candice Louisa Daquin, editor [excerpt taken from the foreword]

A few of my personal favorites were:

I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy of Annette’s book. Available at lulu, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or as an EPUB ebook, Nook, Kobo, Kindle. Goodreads.

© 2022 | Annette Kalandros

9 Comments on “Available Now – The Gift of Mercy by Annette Kalandros

  1. The one with the vase really stands out to me here. The analogy is indeed powerful and layered. To be human in many ways includes being “broken” but despite that; we can’t be easily replaced, like a vase.

    I like her style.

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