BookEd @ SoIL Cafe Hosts Full Moon Book Launch

BookEd @ SoIL Cafe Hosts Full Moon Book Launch

Marianne Tefft Marianne Tefft

SINT MAARTEN (ST. JOHN’S ESTATE) - Under the full August Super Moon, Sint Maarten-based poet Marianne Tefft launches her debut poetry collection, Full Moon Fire, at BookEd @ SoIL Cafe in St. John's Estate, on Sat., Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.

Through 40 romantic “spoken songs,” Full Moon Fire tells the story of love from bright to bittersweet and back again, in a journey that parallels the phases of the Moon.

“I was a magazine editor in my ‘first life,’ and I’ve been writing lyrics for about four years,” says Ms. Tefft, who is also the Upper Elementary teacher at Sint Maarten Montessori School. “After writing poetry for the past 15 years, I sat down last Christmas to edit years of work -- and the result was Full Moon Fire.”

Since arriving from Toronto in 2002, Ms. Tefft has read at poetry events such as Summer Speaks, Winter Words, Writers Unlimited, St. Martin Book Fair and Poets’ Lounge. Her work appears in the Sint Maarten anthologies Where I See the Sun (House of Nehesi, 2013) and Captured by Corona (Beyond Kultura, 2020).

In addition, her poems appear in print and online journals from Canada, the U.S., India and Serbia, including Otherwise Engaged, Scarlet Dragonfly, Open Skies and Touch of Japan.

In December 2022, Ms. Tefft plans to publish her second poetry collection, Moonchild. Two poems, “Reveillon” and “Twelve Grapes at Midnight,” are to appear in the music-themed literary journal Syncopation.

Ms. Tefft will sign copies of Full Moon Fire at the book launch.

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