On my thirtieth birthday, I fulfilled a lifetime ambition and published my first book, a collection of short stories influenced by the things I had experienced in my travels abroad. Just like the journeys that had themselves inspired my work, the process of turning what started as a distant vision into a coherent and tangible printed book proved to be an exciting adventure, if not more of an expedition into uncharted territory at times.
I developed a passion for publishing at that moment, and since then have worked with many individuals to help turn their book publishing dream into reality. It is this desire to enable others to experience the pleasure of turning words into pages that inspired me to launch Motiv8me.Press, an independent publishing imprint which forms part of the Motiv8me.Media organisation.
Titles available now from Motiv8me.Press
Silence Protruding – Mark Eustice
“Stole a hug today, stretching my frost-hardened joints to accommodate the disused space between us. We spoke awkwardly, a language full of bones. There was a silence & that’s when I stole it – That’s when I stole your crumpled breath from you, your smile, chaotic with shops & streets.”
Silence Protruding is the second title from British poet Mark Eustice, featuring 219 new poems, presented in a beautiful softback volume featuring unique cover artwork by the author.
Grammatical Structure – Mark Eustice
“How can we explain ourselves? A hazy distance surrounds the town this morning, fields, hedges – folds of the visual cortex. I’m walking down the street in the sunshine, the words for things glistening, gelatinous. And I feel good too, this morning. I head for the cafe, brain flaring, a mass of well-being melted by the friction of interaction into energy and decision.
In the end, we are what we say we are. Words hold things together, the words for things. We live in the spaces of what is unsaid.”
Grammatical Structure is British poet Mark Eustice’s debut offering, featuring 209 poems beautifully presented in this paperback featuring unique cover artwork by the author.