In his debut poetry collection, Rhys Daly urges the reader to confront discomfort and embrace the things we fear to see what may be beyond them. Shedding asks what parts of ourselves are truly ourselves, and what parts are carefully constructed to defend us against external and internal pressures. It tells a story of someone breaking open his rigidly constructed mindset, examining a home that’s suddenly begun to feel foreign, revisiting memories he has tried desperately to forget, and discovering what they can teach about trauma and healing.
Through conversational free verse and visceral surrealist imagery, Shedding invites you on a journey of deconstruction and reconstruction of self, grudges, the reliability of memory, and what we learn when we face the things we’ve left behind.
About Rhys Daly
Rhys Daly is a queer Asian-American Seattle area writer and actor who wishes he lived even closer to the ocean. His work often explores discomfort, uncertainty, identity, acceptance, and the wonder in the mundane. When he’s not hunched over a coffee table furiously memorizing lines or scribbling up poems, he can be found walking moodily down a city street looking for his next bit of inspiration. Other works can be in Volume Four, Issue 3 of Rigorous Magazine, as well as the Fall 2020 issue of Short Vine Journal.
About Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Unsolicited Press based out of Portland, Oregon and focuses on the works of the unsung and underrepresented. As a womxn-owned, all-volunteer small publisher that doesn’t worry about profits as much as championing exceptional literature, we have the privilege of partnering with authors skirting the fringes of the lit world. We’ve worked with emerging and award-winning authors such as Shann Ray, Amy Shimshon-Santo, Brook Bhagat, Kris Amos, and John W. Bateman. Learn more at unsolicitedpress.com. Find us on twitter and Instagram, @unsolicitedp.
Shedding is available on December 31, 2022 as a paperback (112p.; 978-1-956692-46-4), e-book, and audiobook. Retailers and libraries can order copies through Ingram.
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