Love and Other Curious Adventures

Poetry and Photos

by April Rhodes James



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781664193017
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781664193024
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781664193000

About the Book

A relatable exploration into one woman’s impressions about meaningful aspects of existence, including relationships, pets, nature and survival. The poems are both lyrical and reassuring while drawing on realities and situations familiar to the writer. Her intention is to entertain as well as to encourage balance in dealing with both the conventional and the inconsistent experiences of life.

“Love and Other Curious Adventures” includes free verse, rhymed and story poems, as well as Haiku and other brief acknowledged poetic forms the writer categorizes as Braindrops.
The book invites the reader to enjoy one poem at a time or venture into a ‘chapter’ focusing on such matters as Family - Hereditary or Handpicked, Women & Men, Endings are New Beginnings and more.

“…. Having creative means to express her inner self is a true gift. How fortunate for all of us that April is able to manifest and share through her poetry . . . she offers those of us who are privileged to be exposed to her poems the opportunity to expand our consciousness.” Dianne F. - Humanitarian (re: Belief in Flow)

“…April’s artistry with words conveys a profound sensitivity to the essences which connect life and spirit. I am a convinced believer in the inevitability of our journeys and destinations; our interconnectedness with the rhythms of nature, which her eloquence evokes in addition to predicting our arrival at where we land.” Fred B - Renaissance Art Expert (re: How to Build a Family)

“…. This poem is true, thoughtful, common sense and amusing, It reflects the thoughts and practices of millions.” Mary G. - Religious Scholar (re: A Covid Year in Pajamas)

About the Author

April Rhodes James considers herself fortunate and delighted to have participated in a variety of personal and professional creative journeys. Through the years, she has authored books, worked as an executive in corporate communications, steered writer’s advocacy and performance groups in California and had numerous articles and poems published in national magazines and anthologies.

Now living on a small Pennsylvania farm, she and her artistic husband feed and care for rescued domestic animals and enjoy interaction with a variety of wild critters. It is here that the couple also operates the international paleontological services business they established 35 years ago. In the current phase of her life adventure, April also paints, constructs collages and writes/records music.

“Time is a great asset,” she says, “made available for us to deposit random ideas one minute and withdraw inspired approaches to action in the next. Our gift is being able to invest confidently and frequently to enrich cultivation of the creativity we all need in order to carry on every day.”

April and her husband have a daughter, a grandson, many pets and a remarkable “family” of friends.