Sublime New Poetry Book Immerses Readers in Metaphors of Autumn

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Author and poet Michaela Draca crafts a journey of symbolism and mythology with her enchanting verses.

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The passing seasons bring sweeping changes with them, in both the sky and earth, and in the lives of those experiencing the changing climes. In “Sea Salt”, author Michaela Draca writes of the coming of autumn, and the deeper meaning of change as signified by the transformation of the seasons.

Draca takes her readers to a vast and shifting dreamscape of myth during the autumn, which she describes as “winter cheating on spring”. Inspired by none other than Plato’s “Symposium”, she crafts a spirit journey of pure imagination and creation, of mystic symbolism, a metaphysical sojourn visiting vistas of the strange and witnessing the wondrous and divine. It is an allegory of life, the human experiences and emotions during the season before winter’s coming, and Draca’s own autumns in Zadar, Croatia and Canberra, Australia. She sublimely interprets the season, and the changes it brings in human lives, with her surreally vivid poetry.

The verses within “Sea Salt” will resonate with those seeking the beauty in words. Draca’s poetry succeeds in not only just capturing, but also creating within reader’s minds, captivating imagery with deep emotional meaning.

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About the Author
Michaela Draca comes from a village near by Zadar in Croatia. She moved to Serbia in 1994 and came to Australia in 1999 as a refugee. Draca has participated in several exhibitions of visual arts (Ceramics and Paintings) mainly in Tuggeranong Arts centre in Canberra. She has studied Visual Arts and Spanish and has been working in a Public Library for three and a half years. Her passion is in reading and writing.

Sea Salt * by Michaela Draca
Publication Date: October 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; AU$19.99; 53 pages; 978-1-4797-1715-6
Trade Hardback; AU$39.99; 53 pages; 978-1-4797-1716-3

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