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About the BookBestselling and award-winning author Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection. In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present.
Book SynopsisVoted one of the best poetry collections of 2019 by readers on Goodreads! Bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award winning poet Trista Mateer takes a magical approach to self-care with her new collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It. In this empowering and feminist retelling, Mateer transforms the mythology of the goddess into 224 pages of modern poetry and full-color artwork. Broken into sections alternating between the perspective of The Poet and Aphrodite herself, the work within tackles the timeless topic of love--romantic, platonic, and self-love. The collection addresses issues like heartbreak, sexuality, womanhood, trauma, and the restorative power in taking control of your own lore, speaking your truths, and rewriting your origin story. If you let her, by the end of this book, Aphrodite will make you believe in the possibility of your own healing. "If you were only made to be beautiful, we wouldn't have put you down here in the dirt."Perfect for fans of Amanda Lovelace, Nikita Gill, Rupi Kaur, Elizabeth Acevedo, Rick Riordan, and Madeline Miller; or anyone interested in Greek myths, tarot, and Instagram poetry.
Review Quotes"Aphrodite Made Me Do It is a dazzling portal of a collection. Trista Mateer erupts with spells of thunder and then gifts you with a careful platter of language to cast them yourself." --Blythe Baird, Author of If My Body Could Speak "Aphrodite Made Me Do It is a gentle scream from outside of your window. You will find grace between these pages and a little sadness, too--the kind that makes flowers grow in all of the places you need them most." --Wilder, author of Nocturnal
About The AuthorTrista Mateer is a visual artist, poet, writer and freelance editor who began putting words on paper at twelve and never found a good enough reason to stop. Known for her eponymous blog, she is now the author of multiple poetry collections, including When The Stars Wrote Back (2020), Aphrodite Made Me Do It (2019), Honeybee (2018), and The Dogs I Have Kissed (2015) which won a Goodreads Choice Award the year of its release. She currently lives in a house by the sea in New Jersey; and when she's not wrangling her cat, Honeybun, she stares out at the water and waits for the words to wash ashore.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Sub-Genre: Subjects & Themes
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Author: Trista Mateer
Book theme: Love & Erotica
Street Date: October 1, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-9885
Origin: Made in the USA
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