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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! "Begin" by Chocolate Waters




begin
by Chocolate Waters

you came that night
you came up to me
that night i
caught
your eye
that night you
caught me



This Valentine's Day selection, "Begin" by Chocolate Waters is from "The Woman Who Wouldn't Shake Hands, released by Poets Wear Prada in 2011.

the woman who wouldn't shake hands
by Chocolater Waters
ISBN 978-0935060096
Soft Cover, Perfect Bound 46pp.
$12.00
Release Date: October 12, 2010
Now available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/woman-who-wouldnt-shake-hands/dp/093506009X
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-woman-who-wouldnt-shake-hands-chocolate-waters/1031784398, and from CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/3601293
Chocolate Waters's house music is rhythmic syntax and sassily whimsical word play that disarms, and then shifts down into impassioned essence. She shares with Billie Holiday a ‘smoldering, smoky quality’ and a finely tuned sense of timing, sometimes holding onto a single word or phrase until it becomes pure emotion. These poems are of the self yet selfless. Revelatory, lucid, luscious and laugh out loud funny but so psychologically astute.
 ~ STEPHANIE DICKINSON, Award-winning Poet and Author of HALF GIRL and ROAD OF FIVE CHURCHES
 "Chocolate Waters writes in your mirror. Be prepared to gasp out loud in recognition." 
~ SHELLY ROBERTS, Columnist and 
Author of ROBERTS' RULES OF LESBIAN LIVING
Live a raw and sensuous life. Suffer it with wisdom, wit and vodka. Then using elegance, restraint and bite, craft it all into hilarious, tender, brutal, outrageous poetry. That’s the art of Chocolate. Each of us has either loved a Woman Who Wouldn't Shake Hands, or been one. Read these poems!
 ~ LYNN JERICHO, Writer, Counselor, Creator of the Inner Year

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