You Love Me, You Love Me Not
“Bold. Brassy. Beautiful. The poetry of Shannon Laws takes the audience on an exquisite journey through the complexities of wanting to be loved, giving love, and the cruel betrayal of its opposite…”
-Laurel Leigh, international writer, translator, and author of DEAR WRITERS
In 2018, poet Shannon Laws performed poems about her dating life for the heck of it. No one asked her to; it just happened. “Middle-age dating is not as glorious as you might think,” says Laws reflecting on the conception of the one-woman stage show, “It took enough rejection, mishaps, and broken hearts, but slowly a collection of frothy satire poems found their shape as a rather palatable show.”
Sample track 7, the studio recording of the beloved poem “Christopher Titus Save Me” inspired by Charles Bukowski’s “The Twelve Hour Night”
Own the show What’s Up magazine calls, “…a standout…” recording,
and “…passionate and sensual poetry that greatly display the fiery passion of being in love and the cold controlled demeanor of finding yourself in the off times…The poetry from Shannon is a real treat and her voice and confidence are great. Sounds like the work of a seasoned veteran of the field.”
-Keenan Ketzner, What’s Up Magazine, July 2019
Sample Track 3, Groaning with Graffiti
A special thanks to Mount Vernon bassist Greg Sherman who help make the show and album possible. Greg, you synced into the scope of the work right away and supported the crafting of it. I am so happy with the finished product. You were a pleasure to work with. Thank you also to Bill Simpkins at Alpenglow Sound Studios in Bellingham, WA., for capturing the show’s quality so well. Your ears are gold!
Collection: 15 poems
Length: 21 minutes
Produced by: Chickadee Productions
Recorded: Alpenglow Sound Studios, 2019
Cost: $1.00/poem or $7.99/album
Available: Amazon Audible and Bandcamp
Currently available at Village Books on their website and in their bookstore
located in the historic Fairhaven neighborhood, Bellingham, Washington
“…there is so much to discover and enjoy in this third collection of Shannon Law’s poems, so I challenge you to find our own favourite poems with lines that you will remember in admiration and repeat to others. She is a master of bringing significant life changes alive with pain or passion in a few well-chosen words!”
—Bernice Lever, author of “Small Acts”, Black Moss Press, Windsor, ON, Canada
Fallen is a collection of new poems by Pacific Northwest poet, Shannon P. Laws, her third book of poetry. Fallen explores the trauma of loss, heartache, quiet eroticism, occasionally draped in dark humor and metaphor. This is reflective middle age work asking questions about a dark past, finding truth in the now, while confident how it all ends.
Published by: Independent Writer’s Studio Press, June 2017
Edited by: Mary Elizabeth Gillilan
Click to Purchase at Village Books online
“[Laws] poetry is not camera-shy. Full of imagery and emotion, it ranges across the days with bursts of action and reflection. Laws writes of quiet eroticism, as well as memory and humor from the north Pacific region, where she has lived most of her life. Shannon P. Laws has gifts of observation, humanity, and powerful expression. A valuable choice for poetry lovers, who will find it natural to read and understand.”
—Denise DuMaurier, author of Follow Me Down
The 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award recipient, poet, author, and community radio personality, Shannon P. Laws, celebrates glory in the little things, the odd little things to be exact.
“Odd Little Things” is a familiar ride full of piercing moments and wishes. In this, her second book of poetry, Shannon bares all making you feel like best friends at a café sharing secrets. The cycles of life seem to spin like an unforgiving stellar system for this poet. However large or small, everything matters, especially the moments you only share with yourself. Shannon says about her new book, “If ‘Madrona Grove’ is my lover, then ‘Odd Little Things’ is my child.”
Published: Chickadee Productions, June 2014
Edited by: Denise du Maurier
“Shannon gave me a copy of Madrona Grove when first published, and after reading it, I bought three more copies and sent them to my poet friends. As a side note, each responded with interest and asked to be kept abreast of her work.
Thank you, Shannon, for sharing your words and thoughts with us.”
—Jonathan Winter, Co-Owner of SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, and host of the radio program “The New Americana Hour”
Shannon P Laws takes us on a stroll through the mind, heart, and the mystery of dreams in her debut collection. Her poems, like a fine picnic laid out on a blanket in the shade of her beloved Madrona, reveal treasures that hide in everyday living. This majestic tree, native to her home on San Juan Island, has skin like bark, alive to the touch. They act as a sentry on her journey through ancient emotions and primal urges that stir within.
Published: Chickadee Productions, January 2013
Second edition edited by: James Bertolino
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