(A while back, something terrible happened between the head and the heart. They’ve hardly spoken ever since.)

Hi, I'm Kalyn. I hope you feel at home in my words.

My first book of poems and essays entitled "High Wire Darlings" is now available. Please visit my book page for ordering info.

obiezylondyn:

second day of official spring, 70° weather, sitting by the Vistula in Kraków, Poland, reading poetry by the marvelous kalynroseanne

To know that my book is being read somewhere across the sea from me is a great gift.

Anonymous asked: I'm really proud of you. And that's about it.

You are the kindest and now my heart feels a little lighter. Thank you.

Take a month off of social media, gain your soul.

Missed you guys, though.

See you in a month.

I neglected to get on here yesterday so I’m already breaking the rules. For many, many reasons March will be a month free of all social media for me. But take heart. I’ll see you in April.

In the meantime, I hope you buy some books. (Check my last few posts if you wanna know what that money is going towards.) I hope March breathes spring into your life. Love each other well. And um. See you around.

billbillywilliam:

kalynroseanne

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How to help me transition from “I released a book” to “I released a book and it was wildly successful”.

kalynroseanne:

  1. Buy it here (createspace) or here (Amazon).
  2. Leave a review for it on Amazon (or wherever you buy it from.)
  3. Rate it/review it/quote it/add it to your lists on goodreads.
  4. Tell your friends.
  5. Share it.
  6. Sit in some sunshine whether it is warm or cold outside.
  7. Post about it and tag me (#kalynroseanne) so I can see. (That would be fun.)
  8. Have some coffee or tea or something else you like a whole lot.
  9. Kiss an animal on the forehead, though probably not a wild one.
  10. Repeat 6, 8, and 9 daily.
  11. Thank you. I love you.
crazycult:

Black coffee and poetry. 

My heart’s skippin’ beats over here.

crazycult:

Black coffee and poetry. 

My heart’s skippin’ beats over here.

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I’ll use your money to write a book, okay?

I’ve been eager to let you all in on some of my plans. But I’m um. I’m still figuring most of them out. Here is what I know:

In May I will (more than likely) be spending the entire month living in a primitive cabin, on a farm, writing. I can’t begin to explain how excited I am about this possibility. Summer is already talking to me of change, and I know that this kind of experience will be the most tangible beginning. (Because things like this really begin forever ago and before we know that’s what they’re doing, yes?)

My promise to you is that whatever I make from book sales is going to fuel this residency and provide for me once it’s over and I am onto other things. I quite literally cannot thank you as much as I’d like to for the love you guys share with me through supporting my writing endeavors, but still I’ll try. Thank you endlessly.

One time I spent more than three years growing up with a boy who makes the kind of music that girls like me only aspire to make. The songs you wish were written for you. And about you. Even if they break your heart.

A lot of time has passed since I told him that no matter what happened between the two of us I was going to share his music because that’s how much I loved it. Even if we stopped growing up together. I am glad that I can still call him a friend without even bluffing. And it’s about damn time I tell everyone to go listen to this stuff.

It’s terrifying sometimes. To be so drawn to the mystery of a person. To fall so in love with one of the only things that doesn’t stay.

Basically, I got the Bob Dylan shirt.

Basically, I got the Bob Dylan shirt.

How to help me transition from “I released a book” to “I released a book and it was wildly successful”.
  1. Buy it here (createspace) or here (Amazon).
  2. Leave a review for it on Amazon (or wherever you buy it from.)
  3. Rate it/review it/quote it/add it to your lists on goodreads.
  4. Tell your friends.
  5. Share it.
  6. Sit in some sunshine whether it is warm or cold outside.
  7. Post about it and tag me (#kalynroseanne) so I can see. (That would be fun.)
  8. Have some coffee or tea or something else you like a whole lot.
  9. Kiss an animal on the forehead, though probably not a wild one.
  10. Repeat 6, 8, and 9 daily.
  11. Thank you. I love you.

You can say nice things about my book on there if you want to. That would be fine.

"She’s going to ask me about dragons
and I will tell her that no one really knows for sure
but that when something is real to your imagination
it becomes as real as anything else

She’s going to come to me asking about broken hearts
and I’m going to ask her to recall what I told her about dragons
And also about her father and how he is the reason
I can tell her it really all becomes what it should eventually”

-From “How Would I Raise a Daughter?” by Kalyn RoseAnne (new poem found in “High Wire Darlings”)

"I feel movement
I feel a resistance to those
who are resistant
to truth
beauty
life-as-art

Cynics
Naysayers

Show me your empire, you who tell me
that I cannot have my dreams”

-From “But I am Wild” by Kalyn RoseAnne (new poem found in “High Wire Darlings”)