Rupture and Repair: Poems
Release date: June 1st, 2022
Rupture and Repair is a poetry collection that explores memory and belonging, intrinsically linked with the optimism & the wisdom of nature. Taylor’s immediacy provides a timely reminder of what it is to be alive, and to be surrounded by the hope filled continuum of the natural world.
“In Rupture and Repair, Jerica Taylor drops us into the question of ‘what to do with the feathers / from the hens / the fox almost catches.’ The question centers us in a place of displacement. There’s no real footing; even the feathers are ephemeral in their space. And this place of questioning remains throughout the book, enticing with each new configuring of the possible. We are brought gently through bird places, motherhood, the unfamiliar familiar of learning to build family, and the steadied mud of the frog pond. The book unsettles and charms with its depth. Autumn gives way to winter, then early spring but the figuring of the seasons cannot quiet the chorus of animals that guide the pages of Rupture and Repair. A fascinating sequence of events and a joy to read.”
–Kari Flickinger, author of Ceiling Fan and The Gull and the Bell Tower
On the Water: Book One of Monsters of the River’s Edge
Release date: November 19, 2021
Del needs all the cash she can get, so when someone who claims to be from someplace called The Uncanny Society hires her to look into local disappearances, she takes the job. It brings her to On the Water, a club by the river, where she notices a beautiful woman trying too hard to be overlooked, and who goes out of her way to keep Del from the riverbank.
Saira entered the human world to retrieve the missing Guard of the Northern Gate at the behest of her Eminence, and return to her underwater home as quickly as possible. But there’s a human poking around the river, too intriguing and too stubborn for their own good, and if Saira isn’t careful, she won’t be the only monster who takes notice of her.
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The Water’s Edge: Book Two of Monsters of the River’s Edge
Release date: March 31, 2022
Del nearly died the day she met a gorgeous river monster, but she’s been longing for the chance to see her again. Del’s not sure what will happen if she accepts the invitation to a weekend at a vacation cottage by the river, but so far magic has not led her astray, and Saira has been worth the risks.
Saira is once again tangled up in the affairs of the human world. By all logic she should focus on her service to Her Eminence and her responsibilities to her people. She should return to her underwater home and leave Del far behind, before the connection that’s formed between them irrevocably changes her.
Neither of them expect trouble in the form of a ghostly presence haunting a young woman next door, or the changes the arrival of a ghost hunter will set into motion. One weekend by the water can change everything.
Donuts in Space
A series of linked flash pieces that form a short story, Donuts in Space is about a stress-baking human and her new life after the catastrophic crash of her ship from Earth.
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