Working Titles


I am releasing the working titles of my full length collections.

Why? To let people know that I am working very hard.

Now, if you know me in real life, you know that I am a pretty hard worker and I’m always busy. When I’m not working my full time job in Treasury Management, I’m playing with my kids, or enjoying time with my husband, cuddling with my dog. When I’m not doing that, I’m taking photographs, usually of my kids but also weddings, receptions, newborn pictures, events, you name it. When I’m not doing that, I’m working on my double major in English and Psychology which I will be continuing on in the fall at Columbia College. With that said, my precious free time is often monopolized by words- singing, writing, reading.

With these facts in mind, just know that I have always been a writer, so while it may take me a little extra time to churn out all these projects, I am getting to it!

My current projects are:

-Paperback Wings and Patchwork Eyes

-Chamomile Dreams

-of honey and heartbreak


-The River that Ate all the Rivers

-The Birch Meadow

-And Then, There Were None

These are in no particular order and apart from the first two, I have no idea when any of these projects will be finished. But Paperback Wings & Patchwork Eyes is a collection of 75 poems (as mentioned in the previous blog post) and Chamomile Dreams is a collection of about 80 poems.

PBW&PWE is a collection of poems about being torn apart, sewing yourself back together, the stitches and scars that remain and remind you of when you were once whole.

Chamomile Dreams is a little softer. Focusing primarily on nature and human nature, it encompasses a great deal of romantic poetry. Loving and longing.



New Material!

So, if you’ve been following me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, you’ll have noticed one thing:

I am working on new materials!

Right now, I have two full length collections together and organized and of those, one is completely typed and just about ready to submit for publication.

My next collection is called, “Paperback Wings & Patchwork Eyes.” Admittedly, this was the working title of my first collection when I fantasized about my first collection about ten years ago. However, it got pushed aside when my first collection cycled through a variety of working titles.

So far, PBW&PWE has been typed and twice-edited. It is a total of 72 typed pages and about 12,500 words. It features 75 individual pieces that cover how it feels to be torn apart and put back together.

As I said, PBW&PWE was supposed to be my first collection: as such, it includes, nearly exclusively, pieces from the same time-frame of “Sparrow” — my feature collection published by Wintergoose Publishing.

When I decided I was ready to put another book together, I painstakingly went through my archive, which is hosted on a private blog and houses some 900-odd poems. I pulled all of the poems that I considered to be of decent merit and organized them into 13 possible projects. I have since combined similar ideas in order to consolidate these projects. PBW&PWE is a combination of three different projects: It’s namesake, Indigo, and The Star Children, which may emerge on their own later on if I have the materials to support them.

In addition to PBW&PWE, I also have 6 other collections in the works and 3 chapbook collections. Many of these products are sparse and need more material to be written before they will be complete and ready for the public.

I am currently looking for interested parties to read and review PBW&PWE before it’s sent in for publication. Is this you? If so, send me a message on any of my available social media and I will send it to you to review!



Kelsi Rose