Sundress Publications releases "To Everything There Is" Poems by Donna Vorreyer

Sundress Publications releases "To Everything There Is" Poems by Donna Vorreyer

Monday, October 12, 2020

(2013 alum) Donna Vorreyer's latest book of poems, To Everthing There Is, was recently published by Sundress Publications.

According to Sundress's press release, "Sometimes with softness, sometimes with teeth, this book of po-ems will startle you with glimpses into the life of someone who has been smothered with emptiness after loss. Donna Vorreyer’s To Everything There Is unplugs every gaping hole inside the body to confront the inner turmoils, aches of desire, and tangles of sin simmering inside. While struggling through faith and journeying into a fantastical world to deal with grief, these poems question what there is to life other than discovering death’s soft humming. Yet, even at the lowest point, where one might, “slice at the swell of the skin’s blue-green river,” there is something to hope for. Al-though we may encounter dark roads in our lives, Vorreyer pushes us toward self-acceptance, resilience, and love—toward the beau-ty of life. And whether the voices in the poems are preening their feathers and coming to a rebirth, or finding somewhere or some-one to belong to, To Everything There Is will have you longing to make the time you have left, “lit by some sort of fire".”

Donna Vorreyer is the author of To Everything There Is (2020), Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (2016) and A House of Many Windows (2013), all from Sundress Publications. Her poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in Rhino, Tinderbox Poetry, Poet Lore, Sugar House Re-view, Waxwing, Whale Road Review, and many other journals. She cur-rently serves as an associate editor for Rhino Poetry. 

A 501(c)(3) non-profit literary press collective founded in 2000, Sundress Publications is an entirely volunteer-run press that publishes chapbooks and full-length collections in both print and digital formats, and hosts numerous literary journals, an online reading series, and the Best of the Net Anthology. 

Congratulations Donna!