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dear judas by Melissa Jennings

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Why hello there!

I have an important poetry announcement – my next poetry collection will be titled dear judas. 

dear judas will be the first of many chapbooks addressing different kinds of beings who have left their mark on the world.

Here is a little background as to why I chose this title:

I was raised Catholic. I was fascinated by the Gospel stories in the New Testament of the Bible. However, I had heard the name Judas before actually reading his story. As I grew up, I realised that the name Judas was associated with the words: betrayal, liar, backstabber etc. Years later, I was in a play in college which was written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, where Judas is given a trial in Purgatory, and well, Judas is shown to be like anyone else – flawed. It is a fantastic play, please give it a read! You will not regret it.

The word association with Judas is potent and personally meaningful to me, as you will discover when reading the collection in due course. We all have our Judas’. 

dear judas will be a part of a series of poetry letters, published by Amazon Createspace. The release date is to be confirmed, but it will be released before Underworld.

You can add dear judas on Goodreads!

Thank you for reading!

– Melissa Jennings


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Underworld front cover reveal!

Here it is, folks, the front cover for my next poetry collection – Underworld!

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Things will be turning upside down.

It follows on from Afterlife, my first poetry collection, but Underworld delves much deeper into the inferno underneath the skin.

Underworld will be released in July 2018!

Underworld is on Goodreads, so be sure to get it on your TBR list!!!

– Melissa Jennings


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