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Poet Rae Marie Bruce’s book to be featured at this year’s New York Library Association

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of This Glorious Disorder. Here, author Rae Marie Bruce unleashes her poetic prowess to bring a collection of riveting poems that capture life’s beauty and irony.

This Glorious Disorder teems with New England energy, seasons, and characters. The poet uses embellished family stories to create poems depicting the idiosyncrasies of late relatives. These people come alive on the pages of this book as they experience both the joys and sorrows of life. Bruce has included a section about her response to various forms of art and even revealed the process of her own painting with pastels. Throughout the pages, readers will look back at the quiet moments, the triumphs, and the vicissitudes of human life tumble together, revealing life's glorious disorder. The anticipation of a great delight to come completes the collection on a note of optimism.

With just the right blend of drama and humor, This Glorious Disorder offers a heartwarming anthology that celebrates family, friends, and memories that create the masterpiece that is life.

This book will be featured at the 2011 New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, New York, on November 2 to 5, 2011. For more information on This Glorious Disorder, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Rae Marie Bruce started writing poetry with her creative writing students. She admits that she learned from both her and their mistakes and from studying model poems with them. Then she started taking summer courses at the University of New Hampshire with the poet Mekeel McBride. In 1996, The New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE) named her poet of the year. While working at her local high school, she helped found a writing center, wrote a two semester creative writing curriculum, and taught American literature and creative writing. She has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire, an M.A. in literature and writing from Rivier College, and an M.F.A. from Vermont College. Bruce has had more than forty poems published in several anthologies and journals such as Touchstone, NEATE'S The Leaflet, Southern New Hampshire University Journal, Compass Rose, and The Spoon River Poetry Journal.

This Glorious Disorder * by Rae Marie Bruce
Publication Date: April 20, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 91 pages; 978-1-4628-5850-7
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 91 pages; 978-1-4628-5851-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-5852-1

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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