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Fire Pearls 2: Short Masterpieces of Love and Passion Paperback – June 19, 2013
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M. Kei is a tall ship sailor and award-winning poet. He is the editor-in-chief of Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka, and the editor of Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka. His second collection, of Slow Motion : The Log of a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, is Recommend Reading by the Chesapeake Bay Project. He also the author of a gay Asian-themed science fiction/fantasy novel, Fire Dragon.
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If you like writing about the loves, passions, losses and grief of this world, then this poetry collection is for you. The book traverses all the seasons of human heart. Nothing is whitewashed: we see love in a raw and ugly state, a confused state, misunderstood, villified, rejected, abhorred, lusted-for, and regreted.
This is not to say there are not many poems on the beauty and sensitive side to love as well. Those that lift and inspire, that give us cause for hope, and even let us believe in fairy-tale endings.
A comprehensive tanka collection that truly are short masterpieces with all the polish and allure of fire pearls.