Portland, OR— December 31, 2019 — Unsolicited Press announced the immediate availability of and for too long after by Ellie White. Marrying poetry and memoir, and for too long after tells the story of a woman making peace with her past. The narrative begins with two sisters in a diner, the eldest discovering her first gray hair. The gray hair spurs a series of poems and stories by the narrator, a woman who never expected to see her adult years due to a lifelong battle with mental illness.
Through White's words, we witness trauma resulting from a father's addiction, a mother's explosive temper, and her own sexual trauma. As the threads of the narrative come together, we are left asking, "Can one move beyond a haunted past to embrace a fruitful future?"
Ellie White has been over-dramatic since 1986. She holds a BA in English from The Ohio State University, and an MFA from Old Dominion University. Her work has been published in Foundry, Slant, and The Columbia Review, as well as many other journals. White’s first poetry chapbook, Requiem for a Doll, won the ELJ Publications Poetry Mini-Collection Contest was released in June 2015. Her second chapbook, Drift, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in Fall 2019. Tand for too long after is her first full-length collection. Ellie’s work has won an Academy of American Poets College Poetry Prize, a Best of the Net nomination, and several Pushcart Prize nominations. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
AND FOR TOO LONG AFTER is available as a paperback ($16.00) and e-book ($5.99). The print edition (978-1-950730-09-4) is distributed through Ingram ; the ebook is listed with all major ebook distributors. Active marketing and publicity efforts are in place including reviews and advertisements.
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