Thursday, 25 July 2013

Poetry at the Blogger Book Fair from @AriaGlazki #BBF

My guest for the Blogger Book Fair today brings some poetry to the party - welcome Aria Glazki.

Life Under Examination is the recently released poetry collection, by A.T. Glazki, which explores the full range of interpersonal relationships, with a blend of lighthearted satire and earnest, emotional expression. 

It is now available through AmazonSmashwords, or 
the author’s site

The preview poem below celebrates the power of creativity, in theme with the Blogger Book Fair! 

Otherworldly Remedy

Gargoyles, and witches, and pixies, and elves –
All are examples of our inventive selves.
The fey, the centaurs, the magic, the real –
It all shows who we are, how we feel.
From mountains to valleys, villages, and towns,
In every crevice enchantment abounds.
Amazing, are they not? The realms we can travel,
Without ever leaving our castle or hovel.
The rich, the poor, the hungry, or sated –
We all can share the worlds they've created.
Those brilliant people – you know who I mean:
The authors, the poets, the painters you've seen.
All of those worlds that pour out of their souls,
Aching to fill all the heartbreak, the holes
That others’ deeds or others’ thoughts
Had created – those blemished spots.
Let yourself travel, let yourself feel,
And let yourself question: what defines real?
The pixies, the elves, the gargoyles, the fey –
All do exist, in their own special way.
For what are our lives if they're not filled with magic?
They're pointless, and dull, and so very tragic.

Travel those worlds; let yourself live.
In worlds full of magic, you'll forget and forgive.

by A.T. Glazki.

Author Bio: 

A.T. Glazki’s writing story starts with one of those cliché beginnings when an English teacher encouraged her to submit a class assignment for publication. That piece was printed, and let’s just say, she was hooked!  

Since then, A.T. has run a literary magazine, completed her Creative Writing degree, been published a few more times, and of course spent countless hours writing. 

After a brief hiatus, she was a 2012 NaNoWriMo winner, which re-inspired her to pursue writing as a career. 

 Learn more about A.T. Glazki and her writing through her blog or follow her on Twitter (@AriaGlazki)!

Aria has a giveaway for the Blogger Book Fair:

Aria was visiting from the Blogger Book Fair - I will be posting at her blog today and at other blogging locations between the 22nd-26th July (see links below)

22nd July    Caitlyn Nicholas
                   Jamie Campbell

23rd July     Emily Tippets
                   Penelope Reece

24th July     Leslie R. Wright

25th July     Aria Glazki 
                   Barbara Billig

26th July     Don Wooldridge


  1. Thank you for hosting me, Emma!

  2. What a nice poem and it is nice to be introduced to another poet. I wish Aria all the best with her new book.

    1. Thank you, Christy. Glad you enjoyed it!


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