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“Barbie’s poems are reminiscent of Shel Silverstein, but totally unique to her sensibility. They are infused with a bright spirit, a heart that seeks and explores, and a gentle insight. Even though the poems are about the gamut of human emotions and the subtle twists of perspective that happen with repeated experience, her words are never proselytizing or lofty. Her ‘anthropomorphizing’ of feelings (‘irony tastes like fudge’) is quirky and engaging. I imagine children and adults both will revel in her work– both her poetry and her wonderful drawings.” –Rosanne Cash
“Art is about oblique angles — seeing things in ways we’ve never seen them before. Barbie has a gift for that, and this book is a generous invitation to the rest of us to climb inside her quirky head for a delightful ride.” –David LaMotte
“In her poetry Angell opens up her soul for all to see. She discusses her shortcomings, her views on life, lessons learned and a host of other topics.You can definitely read strength in what she is saying and like all good writers she speaks not only for herself but of life in general and of the status quo. –Rapid River Magazine
Roasting Questions, a new book of children’s poetry, will launch its pre-sales website on Sunday, September 30th. Angell is an Asheville favorite, named in the top three for both 2011’s Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC poets.” This is her first book.
Barbie Angell is not just a prominent poet, but also a gifted illustrator. Her book Roasting Questions features original illustrations as well as child-friendly poems for all ages.
“My goal has always been to reach people who don’t know they like poetry, and convince them that they do,” Angell says.
A self-described “writer who rhymes,” Angell’s affinity for rhyme grew naturally from a youth spent devouring the works of Shel Silverstein and Lewis Carroll. In fact, Roasting Questions features several nods to the Where The Sidewalk Ends author. Rosanne Cash, who knew Silverstein, says, “Barbie’s poems are reminiscent of Shel Silverstein, but totally unique to her sensibility.”
Roasting Questions is published through Grateful Steps Publishing, a nonprofit publishing house based in Asheville, NC. The book can be preordered on and after September 30th at www.RoastingQuestions.com, and will be released officially around Thanksgiving 2012. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to Mooseheart Child City, where Angell lived for four years.
For more information about Barbie Angell or Roasting Questions, visit www.barbieangell.com, facebook.com/barbieangell or follow @barbieangell on Twitter.
AT A GLANCE
What: Roasting Questions by Barbie Angell pre-sales website launch
When: Sunday, September 30, 2012
Press Contact: Grateful Steps Publishing, 828-277-0998, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: Roasting Questions, a new book of children’s poetry, will launch its pre-sales website on Sunday, September
30th. Angell is an Asheville favorite, named in the top three for both 2011 and 2012’s Mountain Xpress “Best
of WNC poets.” This is her first book.
To read through Roasting Questions, as it currently looks, click below.