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A Patchwork of Poems that Make a Life

“We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. as we were. as we are no longer. as we will one day not be at all.”

Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Love, loss, grief, and growth are knit together in this uniquely moving collection from Adanna Moriarty. Feel a life flash before you as we follow Adanna on the path of her own – from childhood wonder to young adult freedoms, to budding motherhood and the tragic loss of a parent. Woven with a love only loss could know, each piece brings a nostalgic comfort, causing the reader to ponder the threads of their own life. Moriarty thoughtfully narrates her shift in child to woman and examines the hardest of topics in an honest and gentle way. In doing so, her story is not only relatable but also softens the things we find most difficult to discuss – mental health, adapting to change, and the quiet tragedy of death. This is a collection readers will return to again and gain for comfort, for validation, and for the nostalgia of a life well lived.

A peek from Inside the Collection of Threadbare

Is Hair who I am?

A Meadows Grief

All that I am…

The sun stays longer

About the Author

Born in 1978 to parents finding their way through the Los Angeles music business, Adanna’s life has constantly been submerged in art. Moving to upstate New York at a young age, she attended a Waldorf/Steiner school on a small, working organic dairy farm. An unconventional education provided a start in her journey of writing and painting. Waldorf education also provided a lifelong acceptance of her creative mind and the depths to which her imagination could take her. With dreams of being a travel journalist and novelist as a child, and a vision of filling others’ lives with stories and beauty, Adanna wove her way through many different careers to finally land where she always knew she should be. After a fifteen-year nursing career to a hairstylist to today, where she works as a literary publicist and web designer, Adanna makes sure her entire world revolves around literature. Adanna writes about life inspired by nature and has a deep desire to make the world a better place, one word at a time. Threadbare is her first book of poetry. She lives with her husband, stepsons, and daughter in the mountains of Idaho.

“The impulse to write things down is a particularly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself.” 

–Joan Didion

“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”

Pablo Neruda

photo: Adanna Moriarty

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