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Composition of a Woman by [Christine Ray, Kindra Austin, Georgia Park]

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"The ingenious anatomical structure remains, with Ray taking us on a journey through her experience of physical and mental health, love, loss and being a warrior, feminist and advocate for many. The new pieces fit in seamlessly with the story Ray had begun to tell from the collection's first release. . ."

-Kristiana Reed, Between The Trees

"Poet Christine Ray's first printed collection of poetry Composition of a Woman . . . is a striking, fearless foray into the psyche of womanhood, both highly relatable and intensely personal for female readers and achingly candid and fascinating for male."

-Candice Louisa Daquin, Pinch the Lock

"Christine Ray brilliantly split
Composition into five thoughtful sections that work together beautifully to deliver the maximum impact of each poem while taking the reader deeper into a stunning journey of the mind, the body, the very soul of this person. In Composition, Christine Ray reveals so much of what we try to hide, and she does so while dancing between ruthlessly beautiful and heartbreakingly painful."

-Nicole Lyons, I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As a Girl

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07YB8SC6L
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Indie Blu(e) Publishing (September 23, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 23, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 450 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 212 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1732800073
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

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Christine E. Ray is an indie author and freelance editor who lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An avid writer of fiction and poetry in her teens and 20’s, Christine returned to creative writing after a long hiatus in 2016 when she launched her blog Brave and Reckless on WordPress. Christine's greatest literary influences include Sylvia Plath, John Steinbeck, Jane Austen, and J.K. Rowling. While other little girls dreamed of being a princess, Christine dreamed of being Sarah Jane Smith. She is still waiting for the Doctor to arrive.

She’s a member of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, Blood Into Ink, Go Dog Cafe, and Whisper and the Roar. In 2018, Christine founded Indie Blu(e) Publishing with writer Kindra M. Austin.

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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 12, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book and learn about your humanity.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 12, 2019
Poet’s Love Song drew me into a world I am forever grateful to be a part of, the world of a woman named Christine Ray. A world that is honest and frank, that speaks to our common humanity at the same time it tells us how we are different, but that within those differences we can now live with empathy and compassion. Our journeys are different, true. What defines my tale is unique to me. But individual moments of my experience mirror those of others out there and remind me of the fundamental humility required to live a whole, honest life. Christine teaches us this with her writing. All of us have had parts of our bodies that have failed us and set us on fire in the presence of another; hearts that have loved and been broken. Some of us choose to explain these experiences with this mysterious process called poetry. We choose to put our experiences into words that might go unread, but for those of us who read them and take the words out of the voice of the author and dare to mix them inside the voices in their own head we are truly rewarded by the experience of reading Composition of a Woman. I am not a woman. I cannot know what that experience is like. But I am human, and when Christine writes about her experiences they connect to the common human experience and when you get that piece, you can read her poems about being a woman with greater compassion. I cannot know what that experience is like, but I know what it is like to hurt and be hurt, to feel lonely and to feel wanted, to wonder if there is any point at all. After reading Composition of a Woman, I can look with respect on the women’s experience in the world and acknowledge the pain and the loneliness, the lusts and the passions as they are as human as my own, just very different. Those differences matter, A LOT, but so do the samenesses matter. Christine teaches us this with this beautiful book of poetry with the words of my favorite poem of hers:

“I see you… and you are beautiful.”

Isn’t that what we all want? To be seen as who we are, whole and beautiful?

Read this book. It is brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 18, 2018
A lovely collection. Christine's voice is honest, insightful, and empowering!
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Kristiana Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood and belly-fire!
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on October 29, 2018
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on December 5, 2018
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