Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Poetry Chapterbook Undercurrent by Jen Minkman
Undercurrent is a poetry chapbook which has been described as an emotional roller-coaster full of short but truly touching poems
The Book has been self-published via Amazon KDP and CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - released in April 2012.
About the Book
This poetry chapbook 'Undercurrent' contains 20 poems in English translated from Ms. Menkman's original release in Dutch. She first started writing poetry because of certain singers she used to listen to, whose lyrics inspired her writing. Her main influences are Tori Amos, Suzanne Vega, Jim Morrison and Yoko Ono.
'There is no dream
there is no real
I dance around you
but I cannot feel.'
- "[...] Most of Ms. Minkman's poetry speaks to overcoming harsh events. While one poem evokes the despair of loss, the next evokes hope and recovery. She reminds the reader through her imagery that although we can be on our knees in pain throughout life, we also have the ability to overcome, to stand tall again. We can be restored and renewed into a new level of personal power. At the end we are left with the strongest reminder of all in the final untitled poem which tells us to "sing a song of forgetfulness", that this is not the real world, it is only a dream within ourselves. In my mind this is a reminder that as the Dreamer we can take our power to create our lives on our own terms or allow others to take it from us and turn us into victims. Undercurrent was a great read, a thought provoking and especially wonderful diversion during tax season! I look forward to reading more of Ms. Minkman's words in the future. " - Laura M. Wolf
- "I strongly recommend this book to anyone who has a love for words. Most of the poems are short, but they will keep you thinking for hours. " - K.S. Haigwood
- "[...] It's deep, sometimes dark poetry and yet full of hope somehow. [...] But don't let that stop you. Definitely check this one out! " - BookLover (Amazon)
About the Author
The title ‘Undercurrent’ refers to the reason she started writing poetry: whenever she could not express her emotions verbally, they would flow out of her pen onto paper in the form of poems, releasing an undercurrent of feelings and thoughts that was always present beneath the waves.
She is a published author of Women's Fiction and paranormal romance in the Netherlands. Her first novel in English will be released in 2013.
Links to the Author and the Book
Link to Jen Minkman's Website
Connect with Jen Minkman via Twitter @JenMinkman
Link to the Book Undercurrent with Excerpt on Amazon