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About Alexander Bentley
Alexander Bentley is an American poet, author, storyteller, and husband.
He started posting his poems online in 2014, first on Tumblr and then shifted to Instagram when he discovered typed quotes from R.M. Drake. Alexander now ranks as one of the top poets on Facebook, alongside Rupi Kaur, Lang Leav, Pierre Alex Jeanty, and the poet who inspired him to post on social media.
Since that time, Alexander has published 4 books, including The Raven Redux & Other Poems, Eversleep: The Beauty of Dark Silence, and A Poet's Manifesto.
Alexander’s body of work touches most commonly on themes of death and loss, depression and heartbreak, life and hope, but most importantly: love.
Alexander has been very vocal about his relationship with his wife on social media. Which has helped him find new audiences for his poetry while encouraging people from different cultures and all walks of life to embrace the love inside their hearts.
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AN EPIC LOVE STORY TOLD IN VERSE; 247 POEMS TO SEDUCE YOUR HEART.
This poetry book is divided into seven parts, telling the remarkable story of Night and Luna, through their initial courtship, budding romance, relationship struggles, and overcoming the distance that separates them. True life characters based on the author and his long-distance girlfriend. A refreshingly different verse novel about a Poet and his Muse.
Night and Luna's Divine Love ♥
“She called me Night, because I loved the darkness
And I nicknamed her Luna, because she reflected the sun”
This book of love poetry welcomes you to partake in a real life fairytale. Watch as Night pours every ounce of his love into the soul of a young Filipina woman Luna, his beloved muse and inspiration. Embark on this journey with them through the written word. And feel the love beating between their two hearts by reading romance poetry like no other.
About the Book ★
The international hit love poem “She Called Me Night" was written in 2019. Since then, it has been read by over 10 million people on various social media platforms.
Living thousands of miles away from his girlfriend in the Philippines, video calls and text messages were not enough for A. Bentley. His all-consuming need to be with her pushed him to write a poetry book about his feelings and share it with the world.
Consisting of 334 pages, “She" picks up where the poem left off. This love poetry book tells a remarkable tale of how Fate's brush strokes were painted for two star-struck lovers and places its primary focus on the relationship and their romantic love.
From the author of EVERSLEEP: The Beauty of Dark Silence comes a manifesto that explains the powerful psychological influences and hidden power of poetry. In this first ever book on poetic composition by Alexander Bentley, the author and poet, describes his theory on composing poems, their mental benefits, and the persuasion of everyday language. The book is divided into eight main sections, including:
I. Composition - A Discourse on the Fine Art of Poetics
"The beauty of writing poetry is that you can write about a wide variety of topics. Many readers will relate to your words, but you won't know them personally or know what lost treasures their minds will dig up. You will speak to them so intimately they might call you a secret lover."
II. Education - A Discourse on the Art
"Our schools teach students poetry, but a majority of our society has forgotten this ancient art form exists. I believe, that's because most schools don't teach poetry correctly. Our education systems around the globe make it frustratingly difficult for young minds to fully grasp the beauty and mechanisms of this literary art."
III. Language - A Discourse on the Power of Human Languages
"Language is the fundamental building block of consciousness, it is everywhere, in all things, simultaneously revealed yet hidden."
"It's important to understand the value of words and emotions, and how both intimately connect to one another. Language is beautiful, because of this symbiosis. What makes us uniquely human is the vast array of vocal sounds, their meanings and the emotions language shapes in our species."
IV. Persuasion - A Discourse on the Psychological Influence in Poetry
"All readers have desires. What they want determines what things they choose to make a part of their life. If you can tap into the most basic of human desires, you can easily connect and sway the emotional state of readers."
V. Contemplation - A Discourse on Poetry's Mental Benefits
"A poem is a window into the soul. Peer into it, and you'll surprise yourself with what was previously unknown. As the poet, you discover a new part of your life force which remained hidden or out of reach. As the reader, reading a poem you did not write, you see a part that is foreign to you, yet familiar enough to be your own."
VI. Reputation - A Discourse on Writing for Public Consumption
"Each writer, and in turn, every poet, leaves behind a textual impression, in the corpus of literature, of who they are with their words."
"Building a body of work, that is worthy of greatness in the annals of literature takes time and must be done slowly, over many years and decades. A great poet does not only have one mesmerizing and memorable poem but has many outstanding writings attributed to their name. Long-term skilled writing is how artists with remarkable creative aptitude build up their reputation."
VII. Logomancy - A Discourse on Charming with the Power of Words
"A long time ago, there lived the Poets of the Powers -- the Siddhars of India -- who meditated incessantly, wrote moral and theistic poetry, and spoke magical utterances both aloud and in silence. These ascetic poets practiced logomancy or the divination art of words and speech."
VIII. Final Words - The End of the Seven Discourses
"From the deepest parts of our being, our consciousness flows outward.
A long lost letter, preserved in a corked bottle, found its way into the hands of an eccentric wordsmith.
For the first time, he shares the story of a ship — the Blessed Mary — from the early 1800s. What happened on the ship is detailed in a horrifying letter that one passenger — a young adventurous man — was able to drop into a bottle and toss in the ocean.
Now you can read the letter yourself and discover the mysterious force that haunted the passengers. Learn first-hand what Fate and Father Time had in store for the 148 people on-board the Blessed Mary.