Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Stella Mazur Preda's Fourth Dimension

Serengeti Press is releasing Stella Mazur Preda's new collection of poems, The Fourth Dimension, on Sunday, June 24th, 2:00pm, at The First Unitarian Church in Hamilton, 170 Dundurn Street South. Stella will be reading from the book and there will be refreshments -- admission is free.

Here is my capsule write-up which will appear on the back jacket:

Stella Mazur Preda bridges the phantom chasm to The Fourth Dimension – and in it the reader meets the author’s penchant for colourful description and scenes enhanced with multiple metaphors. The images from the natural world and the thoughts conveyed by the human narrative are rich, relentless and rewarding. Emanating vibrancy that is always accessible, the poems in this long-awaited collection are loaded with lines that convey the author’s literary craftsmanship and her experience with the subjects about which she writes. A poet attuned to the sounds and sights of her world – and ours.

from The Fourth Dimension:

Flavours of Autumn

Phantom Harvest Moon lurks over the horizon.
Breath of early frost wakes the morning.
Sunflowers bow heads in reverence.
Where cucumbers and beans had blanketed fields,
pumpkins wink mischievously beneath the vines.
Cornstalks, once heavily weighted,
now replenish the sustaining earth.
Fall winds tumble through branches -- shower
Mother Earth with jewels of red, orange and gold;
invoke the deities to accept these gifts,
and surrender to the Autumnal Equinox.

-- Stella Mazur Preda


  1. Lovely work from a lovely individual...

    A book launch not to be missed.

  2. agreed -- and for the second straight week i'm left wishing i could be in two places at once :(