|Elements of an Adored Mind was published by Riza Press in 2019.|
Author: Shannon Ellis
Illustrator: Ruben Ramires
Available in most international bookstores, online and in print.
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Elements of an Adored Mind explores the changing seasons of a love story, as told through the metaphorical language of elements. Shannon Ellis’s words will break your heart, and then sew the pieces back up again with hope. Her stunning imagery, and her razor-sharp lines, will cut you right where it hurts – whether it be on the topics of love, loss, jealousy, self-realization, or forgiveness – and will stay with you long after you’ve read them.
“‘only the sun discovers me now’- what a perfect scene setter. From the moment I picked up ‘Elements of an Adored Mind’ I was hooked. Split into 6 chapters, this collection takes the reader on a journey through love lost and found, heartbreak and sorrow, and finally, acceptance and the joys that can be found in forgiving. It openly explores feelings and emotions relating to complicated relationships and raw, relatable sentiments. For anyone needing to hear words of reassurance this is a stunning, unputdownable read. A powerful collection of thought provoking poetry and prose from a talented and promising debut author.”
– Gemma Laing, author of The Anatomy of Wanting
“This book of poetry exemplifies all the highs and lows of falling in love: the beautiful melodic beginning, and the harsh, bitter end. Shannon takes us through every step of falling in love, writing with such ease and poignance that we are there with her, holding onto her words the way “a child does their mother’s leg; tight and unrelenting.” elements of an adored mind is a gorgeous journey. It’s a perfect book for those who have ever felt the complicated, beautiful, tangled voyage that is love.”
– Hinnah Mian, author of To Build a Home
“Elements of an Adored Mind is both a bold confession and gentle reassurance in poetry form. In this elegant collection, Shannon speaks to a lover, to figures from the past, to the reader, and most poignantly, to herself in carefully painted stories and memories. Her words are thoughtful, meaningful, and proud of the enduring feminine spirit that soars on each page. Shannon is a powerful voice in poetry that should not be missed.”
– Faren Rajkumar, author of Paper Flowers