These works are things I'm humble about- not very many that come into casual contact with me will know I'm an author. I'm terrible at self promotion and get wobbly-kneed when it comes to reading my work. I've had the honor of hearing my work performed by others, and it's always interesting to hear feedback from the books. So, here they are... remember they can also be ordered by local booksellers should you prefer to support independent business. If you choose to buy direct from my printer, there are deeper discounts than you'll find on Amazon and the like...
"One for the Nameless," published originally in 2009 with a revision in 2011. Jay's third published book is a collection of verbal alchemy and visionary tomfoolery in the form of his widely acclaimed poetry, essays and travelogues. He celebrates wonder, passion, and even fear as vital elements to existing. This collection takes you to the edge of his harder words, encouraging you to toe the ledge of language and savor the insecurity of not knowing it all, but loving the challenge of it. Amazon | Lulu (10% discount) | iTunes
Poet, wordsmith and storyteller Jay Joslin continues his journey of awe, passion and absurdity in this, his second collection. With a troubadour's spirit and a daring verve, he makes metaphorical play with the quintessential signs and portents which remind us that we are indeed on a planet, and are very fortunate to exist at all, astronomically speaking. Originally published in 2005. Amazon | Lulu |
Using vivid, visionary and emotionally honest images, Jay's works not only seek to inspire readers with messages of empowerment and universal love, but to catapult them into the world of their own dreams, delicate and absurd alike. He has shared his work and philosophy of interconnectedness in various spiritual communities and many a moonlit late night rant, and now in this book, a metaphorical tour of the seasons of the Earth and of the soul. Originally published in 2003, with a re-issue pending. Amazon | Barnes & Noble (parent company of publisher)