100% Water by Ann Grá
A Poetry Collection
Embark on a poetic odyssey that delves into the intricate tapestry of human emotions woven by departure and exile, beautifully portrayed in the collection titled '100% Water.' With a tender blend of words, these verses explore the profound yearning and complex emotions that arise when leaving the familiar behind and stepping into the unknown.
The collection resonates with the sentiment of leaving home, not just as a physical place, but also as a state of belonging. Through evocative imagery, visual poetry and heartfelt verses, it captures the essence of uprooted lives and the ache of displacement, echoing the stories of countless souls who have sought new horizons.
At its core, '100% Water' is a tribute to the unifying power of the ocean—the metaphorical thread connecting individuals across the globe. The vast expanse of water becomes a symbol of shared humanity, highlighting that despite our differences, we all share the same deep-seated longing for connection and a place to call our own.
This collection is an exploration of identity, displacement, and the intricate emotional threads that tie us all together, reminding us that our individual narratives are part of a larger, universal story.
Some of the poems from this debut collection by Ann Grá were previously published in Litmora, Porch LitMag, and Stark Nights. This publication is illustrated with visual poetry, photos from the author’s collection, and public-domain images.
Ann Grá (Graigh)
is a poet and writer and two-time finalist for the Hugo Awards (2020&2021) as a co-editor of Journey Planet fanzine, which featured her art&poetry. She writes speculative fiction, prose, and poetry, wandering within and without.
Find her at anngry.com and @anngraigh on Twitter.
Poetry collection (PDF file)