Author La Shawn Courtwright’s new book “The Fold: A Collection of Poetry” is an evocative poetic work exploring myriad themes

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Recent release “The Fold: A Collection of Poetry” from Page Publishing author La Shawn Courtwright is a slim volume of deeply personal poetry probing her own life as well as the human experience writ large.

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La Shawn Courtwright, a native of Detroit, Michigan, has published her latest book “The Fold: A Collection of Poetry”: an exploration of both universal and personal experiences of love, family, despair, and the vicissitudes of modern human life.

La Shawn writes, “This collection of poetry speaks to a very common theme of real human experiences, and they are just a small part of mine. I expressed how I felt like an outsider, then realized, it’s not always bad to be unusual. Me and my children suffered the utmost tragedy of being separated over my naivety, and the intentional betrayal of a neighbor I considered a friend. It’s about loving someone and discovering you both want something totally different. Our circumstances are not who we are. They are not a direct reflection of our whole being. For anyone who has had to experience incarceration for any amount of time can understand where I’m coming from in two of these poems. It’s when the reality of the utter loneliness of being forcibly ridden of the things that are often taken for granted put you in touch with the peace that you can only find within yourself. I also believe in owning my feelings and not allowing others to trample my trust with lies. These writings are a liberation of all the labels, assumptions, and character assassinations that haunted me for so long. The love my mother and father gave me is what I cling to. Even when you may think you have failed, you must keep reaching and know how to grasp opportunity. We all need strength to maintain. I hope that you will discover something within these pages that can help change your life in a positive way.”

Published by Page Publishing, La Shawn Courtwright’s engrossing book is a moving poetic memoir of her lived experiences and dreams for the future.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Fold: A Collection of Poetry” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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