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My Bones Are Love Gifts

poems and interior art by Dawn Sperber
cover art by Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

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Find here poems of childlike wonder and ancient wisdom, as Dawn Sperber shares her lyrical offerings about natural magic, New Mexico's wild beauty, timeless moments, and the limitless self. This beautiful book is illustrated with fanciful drawings by the author that complement the wordplay. It's a little book ripe with soul reminders and creativity that you can carry to remind you of your own magic.

POETRY / General

ISBN: 978-1-956056-63-1 (print; softcover; perfect bound)

LCCN: 2022948534

Copyright 2022; released November 15, 2022

88 pages; 32 full-color illustrations

Author Biography

Dawn Sperber is the author of Now, That’s a Trick (Finishing Line Press, 2022), a magical realism chapbook of flash fiction based in New Mexico. Her lyrical stories and poems have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, PANK Magazine, Bourbon Penn, NANO Fiction, Hunger Mountain, Gargoyle, Zizzle Literary, Luna Station Quarterly, ONE ART, flashquake, Annalemma, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Third Wednesday, Witches & Pagans, Rosebud, The Pedestal, and elsewhere. A writer, editor, and artist in New Mexico and Texas, Dawn is drawn to authenticity, healing, and pursuing the mojo that motors us through the challenges.



“Each of the poems in Dawn Sperber’s My Bones Are Love Gifts is a ticket to a noumenal realm beyond what can be experienced by the senses, even as all five are activated along the way with stunning, unforgettable impressions and the mundane is transformed again and again into the resplendent. It’s as if the land to which the poems take us lies just beyond the sensual, and with childlike wonder and wisdom as old as magic, our guide sets us gently on its shore.
Daniel Mueller, author of How Animals Mate (Overlook Press, 1999) and Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey (Outpost 19 Books, 2013)

Articles and Reviews

“A mature, uplifting, and wise group of poems.”
Review, Kirkus,(5-3-2023)

Review by Maria Victoria Beltran, Readers' Favorite (3-11-2023)


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