Away from Shore by Mary McCormak Deka

**I received a copy of this in exchange for a review**

These poems are a beautiful melody exploring the evolution of a love interest. The emotions expressed in this first collection of poems moved me and made me think twice about what I read. I appreciate her willingness to open up and share her joys and pain throughout this relationship. I think it takes a lot of guts to do something like that.





Falling in love makes you vulnerable. For all the joy, there is danger, too, and heartbreak. Lyrical and full of imagery, the poems are bittersweet, both beautiful and haunting.




Mary McCormack Deka has been published in India and the US. Her poems have appeared in the Goodreads newsletter, Railonama, and The Mystic Nebula. She won the Bare Hands Poetry and Photography Postcard Competition of 2013 and was a recipient of the Quinn Award for Poetry in 2012.

She’s inspired by everything—oceans and forests, sardines and tangerines, stained glass and kizomba dancing. She likes to travel, read, write, and tell stories.


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