Canberra based Poet Chris Jones is releasing a book of poetry on the 15th of April.
The press release paints some interesting pictures.
A collection of poetry from Canberra writer Chris Jones
Where There’s Light, There’s Shadow could be compared to a carnival freak show, and is bound to attract people with a taste for the bizarre and a certain darkness in their hearts.
With flying carpets made from butterfly wings, mirrors constructed from owl eyes, and a monochrome rainbow projected from sunlight shining through acid rain, it certainly has its fair share of freaks.
Contrasting light against darkness, it mixes elements of science fiction, horror and fantasy. Where there’s light, there’s shadow, is a speculative poetry anthology with a surrealist twist.
The poetry calls out in siren songs that echo over the dark waters of the imagination. So come to the carnival and feed your dark desires…
— Compelling work from Canberra-based writer
— Author lives with schizophrenia
— Author received high praise for previous works
— Author also painted front cover artwork
About the Author:
Chris Jones was born in Malaysia, and travelled the world thanks to his father’s job in the Royal Australian Air Force. He eventually settled in Canberra to do the Professional Writing Course at the University of Canberra where he received a distinction for Poetry and the Imagination. His work has been published in university magazines First and Curio, as well as several other magazines including: Ripple Magazine, Short and Twisted, Velour Zine, Masques, and Leap Out. He also paints and works part-time at a law chambers.