Award-Winning Poet and Musician Publishes New Book

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Intensely personal and universal, this collection utilizes imagery and themes relevant to today’s issues.

Award-winning poet and musician Hope Paris Mendelssohn has recently released a book of her original poems and songs titled “Butterflies of the Soul” (published by Xlibris NZ). Here, Mendelssohn lays bare the depths of the human soul and captures the immense beauty found in nature.

“Butterflies of the Soul” is a compilation of poems and verses covering over two decades of the author’s life and the lives of others. Her poems are inspired by those internal journeys that are an intrinsic part of the human experience and others are based on the wonders of the natural world. Some of poems also describe Mendelssohn’s experiences in her birthplace of Tauranga and her adventures through Africa, England, Indonesia and French Polynesia.

Intensely personal and universal, this collection utilizes imagery and themes relevant to today’s issues. Personal feelings are juxtaposed with powerful motifs prompting readers toward evocative resonances in an unconscious way. Through the ideas conveyed by these literary pieces, readers will be inspired to share their own experiences and realities and in turn reach others through their creative efforts.

“Butterflies of the Soul”
By Hope Paris Mendelssohn
E-Book | 114 pages | ISBN 9781493192137
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Hope Paris Mendelssohn was born in Tauranga, New Zealand. The arts were very prevalent in her family and she soon developed many artistic skills. She has performed many recitals of original music and poetry and broadcast, recorded and published the same, internationally. Travel features strongly in her life and she has been able to develop a good understanding of many cultures. She currently lives in Cambridge, New Zealand and is working full time as a composer and writer with an international clientele.

Xlibris Publishing New Zealand, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving the needs of Kiwi authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 0800 443 678 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisNZ on Twitter for the latest news.

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