On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Tiffany Sunday was interviewed by the Lake Highlands Advocate about the recent release of Proper Grey Areas.
Tilton House Press announced on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the release of Proper Grey Areas – A Collection of Poems by Tiffany Sunday.
Proper Grey Areas is the anticipated sophomore collection of poetry from Tiffany, author of Insatiable Consumption of Being (poetry), and bestselling book How Dyslexics Will Rule the Future. She is also the author of Dyslexia’s Competitive Edge and You Posted What!?
Her second volume of poetry is a powerful, eclectic collection. This book could belong in many categories as readers navigate through emotionally charged themes of love, grief, abuse, equality vs. inequality, and pandemic induced stress.
Attuned to her craft, Tiffany’s piercing allegory and sophisticated use of lineation demonstrate her as an important voice in this genre. Tiffany’s exploration into darker emotions offers a comprehensive picture of her distinctive writing signature. Tiffany’s use of metaphorical elements throughout her writing, convey meaning beyond the literal.
Poems celebrating humanity and the simplistic beauty of nature are woven within the darkness, reminding readers to cherish the gift of being. The collection is accessible to anyone seeking self-reflection and solace.
Proper Grey Areas is available at retail and online booksellers.
We’re excited to announce two special gift products for the 2020 Holiday!
All Orders Must Be Received by Sunday, November 29, 2020.
First, for the lover of poetry on your list, a Holiday Poetry Gift Box, which includes a signed author’s copy of Insatiable Consumption of Being, a holiday-themed coffee mug, premium coffee, and biscotti.
Included with your gift box will be a handwritten note from Tiffany. Price includes packaging and shipping.
Christmas & Holiday Poem
Tiffany will write a customized one-of-a-kind poem for the special person on your list. The poem is printed on weight paper, signed, and framed. Pricing includes packaging and shipping.
Today, I created six playlists on Spotify playlists for readers, fellow writers, creative inspiration, and one for fun – a driving playlist. My best thinking occurs when I am driving or taking road trips.
Music has always been part of my life. I can remember when I was around 5 years old, singing and dancing to the radio. Most days, at least one if not two “radios” is playing in the house for 16 hours or more.
Occasionally, when life becomes too stressful or I am editing a book, I turn off the music, otherwise, music is playing softly in the background.
I binge-listen to songs while I am writing, my soul will lock on a melody or rhythm. For several songs, the play times exceeded 500 times. I believe part of my brain and soul’s insatiable hunger for the song is related to my dyslexia. My brain is hunting for something.
The music becomes part of my writing, songs influence the poetry and fictional characters. Last year, I created several musicians in my book, as their songs the fibers that built Insatiable Consumption of Being. The playlists will be fluid as I edit the songs from time to time.
In 2019, I transitioned my writing career to poetry and contemporary nonfiction. This past month, I have resumed writing song lyrics.
My mother, who was an Honors AP English teacher, taught from the heart. She believed in the authors and poets that she assigned her students. She encouraged her students to think and explore. One of her favorite movies was Dead Poets Society which seems appropriate.
In the movie, Robin Williams says in a scene, “we read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. The human race is filled with passion. Poetry, beauty, romance, and love is what we stay alive for.”
For many individuals, poetry is viewed as something you had to read in high school or college English class. During these classes, often students were instructed to break apart the poem measure it against some mathematical program to determine its value.
Passion, beauty, and love should never be measured with an app, digital program, or calculator. Poetry is our lighthouse to guide our way, to give perspective, to give us a home, and most importantly reassure us we’re not alone.
For National Poetry Day – I encourage you to purchase a poetry book and support the art of words.