by Lynne Schmidt
Publication Date: 8 October 2019
Nightingale & Sparrow Press
Cover art by Reid Maxim
Gravity is a collection of poems that explores the rise and fall of an intense relationship. The kind where the other person is the Gravity keeping you anchored to the planet and you worry that without them, you may float off into space.
And then it is finding the strength to realize the relationship is not what you want, after all. It is several years, several breakups, several attempts to turn yourself inside out only to find maybe this isn’t the person you’ve been waiting for your entire life, and that you are the only person who can heal you.
Praise for Gravity
“Gravity is full of hearts, all of the hearts. Hearts of every kind: tender, open, injured– any form that you could imagine. Lynne Schmidt delivers a universe where planets are colliding.” — Cavin Bryce Gonzalez, founder of Back Patio Press
Gravity is not just sweet poems about plastic galaxies. It is a cohesive collection recalling grief, anger, resentment, and love. Beware, there are lines in this book that will detonate you like a supernova. — Lannie Stabile, Managing Editor of Barren Magazine
Previously Published Pieces:
Take a sneak peek at some of the poems included in this chapbook:
- On Letting Go – Frost Meadow Review, Volume 2
- Leos – Cauldron Anthology, They Who Were Spurned
- Breathing Patterns – Back Patio Press
- To Make You Love Me – Crêpe & Penn, Issue No. 2
About the Author
Lynne Schmidt is a mental health professional in Maine who writes memoir, poetry, and young adult fiction. Her unpublished memoir, The Right to Live: A Memoir of Abortion received the 2018 Maine Nonfiction Award and was a 2018 PNWA finalist, while her poetry received the Editor’s Choice Award for her poem, Baxter, from Frost Meadow Review and was a 2019 PNWA finalist. She is a five-time Best of the Net 2019 nominee and the founder of AbortionChat, where she does presentations on the intersections of mental health, writing, and reproductive justice. When given the option, she prefers the company of her three dogs and one cat to humans.