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I am an Island (2020)

The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase 2020 selection *

After losing my father, a feeling of isolation took over me. As I listened to some records inherited from him, the song "I am a Rock" from Simon & Garfunkel stuck with me:

 

"I am a rock


I am an island


And a rock feels no pain


And an island never cries"

 

My father – a quiet man who spoke with his eyes – inspired me to see poetry in solitude.

A perception that encouraged me to understand grief's process as a profound moment of detachment from loneliness. So I wrote, "I am an Island". A book for anyone willing to find themselves in navigation through this state of being alone without necessarily being lonely.

*This is an unpublished book. If you are interested in publishing or representing this book, please get in contact.