The Dead features thirty-seven original poems by Tara Lynn Hawk in her premiere chapbook.
Tara's second book,Rhetorical Wanderlust, is publishing late January 2018!
Born in northern California, Tara has traveled and lived in Europe, the United Kingdom and the western United States.
Her writing focuses on social and relationship issues such as isolation, loneliness, marginalization, fear, terror, love and death. She writes in a contemporary, free verse manner. Her poems have been featured on many poetry sites including Rasputin, Uut, Midnight Lane Gallery, Spelk, Idle Ink, OCCULUM, Social Justice Poetry, Spilling Cocoa, The Poet Community, Poems and Poetry and others.
Her varied influences include the Beat Poets including Lew Welch and Ginsberg, as well as Montaigne, Rumi, Baudelaire, Sexton, William Carlos Williams, Lucretius, Shakespeare, Elliot, Wolfe, Yeats, Heaney, Patti Smith, Blake, Panayotopoulos, and Akhmatova.
In addition to poetry, she writes flash fiction, humor, critique and film treatments.
The Dead is her first chapbook volume of poetry.