Webster Defines it an Author Refines it, "Womanhood" a Poet's Perspective

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What happens when the human spirit endures loss, betrayal, addiction, depression, and self-doubt? Poet/Author Yolanda Merz answers these questions and more in her book The Words I Speak: A Poet's Perspective.

...Yolanda Merz stayed true to what she knew and released what is probably one of the most introspective volumes I have read in some time.

Writeful Owner Publishing today announced the literary debut of The Words I Speak: A Poet's Perspective, by author Yolanda Merz.

The Words I Speak is a thought provoking collection of poems that evokes strong reactions. Profound, daring and fresh best describe this literary work of art. This gifted author candidly shares the painful tribulations and jubilant triumphs of womanhood through her inspirational body of original poetry.

The intrigue begins, but does not end with the title of the poems: "A Husband's Betrayal", "White Girl", "Addiction" and "Hypocrite" to name a few. Its compelling content will make you laugh, cry, reminisce, question and ponder.

Cyrus Webb, guest columnist in the Rankin Ledger, says, "...Yolanda Merz stayed true to what she knew and released what is probably one of the most introspective volumes I have read in some time."

The Words I Speak covers a range of territory from the devastating loss of her firstborn child in "My Burden of Grief" to the celebration of femininity in "The Sensual Me". Merz manages to translate her emotions into beautiful heartfelt verse. The raw truth and essence of these emotions make her poetic perspective widely relatable to both women and men alike.

As a special feature, each poem is preceded by a short introduction, giving the reader insight into the author's creative mind. The introductions were Merz's unique way of connecting on a more intimate level with her audience. "I wanted to be proactive in my approach," she says, "by satisfying the curiosity of the collective readership with my preludes, as they are called in the book."

Belizean born poet, Yolanda Merz, grew up in Southern California with her four siblings. She attributes her unique outlook on life to the juxtaposition of the two very different cultures in which she was raised. The fusion of those identities has heavily influenced her poet's voice and broadened her overall perspective on the world as she interprets it. A single mother of three daughters, she currently resides in Las Vegas, NV. You may visit her online at http://www.hypoeticallyspeaking.com.

The Words I Speak: A Poet's Perspective (ISBN: 978-0-9816052-0-3) is available for purchase in paperback at http://www.writefulownerpublishing.com

Vincent Palrose, Marketing Director
Writeful Owner Publishing


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