the "very long titles, some even longer than the poems" series -
Craig Takes Me To a Topless Bar and While I Am Appalled, Being the Good Girl That I Am, I Promise Him That I Can Make Anything Beautiful If I Want To. I Can Take An Ugly Experience and Turn It Into Poetry
He took me
Chronos Is Coming
Take down the mirrors.
Lower my chemise length skirts
Empty out all the bottles
Let Chronos know
In my daughter's classroom, inspiration is a word with all the mystery and selfspun beauty of a worm that makes itself wings from that which it carries within.
About the book
The Consequence of Wings, a collection of poetry and prose, has been selected for the MCBA's (Minnesota Center for Book Arts) "Bookish" exhibit. It has been reviewed by Great Britain's premiere Arts and Literature Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine. The Consequence of Wings is available for purchase, $8.00 US currency, through the publisher, FootHills Publishing.
Reviewers have said the following:
"Annette Hyder is a masterful poetic craftsman. Her poems are exquisite reminders of just how wonderful the English language can be in the hands of a talented scribe."- Michael Lohr, Writer, Editor and Music Critic
"Transcending myths and Gothicism, Annette Marie Hyder weaves metaphors of wings and flight patterns into a contemporary realm of love and living - something that is precisely real." - Yong Shu Hoong
"Annette Marie Hyder knows the true spirit within the human airfoil, heart-shaped and located in that land between the corner of the eye and the top of the heart. The consequence of living is love, with all its thermal highs and downdraft lows, something Ms. Hyder grasps well..." - Jim Chandler, Thunder Sandwich
"...subliminally beautiful" - Mark Kanak
"Annette takes my hand leaps into the sky and she flies me into her universe faster than the speed of thought. I need no wings for this journey for despite the title of her book, flying with Ms. Hyder requires nothing more than her spirited imagination. We fly with desire her words updrafts that make you soar. I like holding hands with her. I like reading her words. I like flying beside her." - Larry Jaffe
From the book