Helen Losse's new book of poems entitled Seriously Dangerous is scheduled for release May 17, 2011 and will sell for $14, but you can get it now for $9 + shipping by placing an Advance Discount order from the Main Street Rag Online Bookstore or, if you are more inclined to pay by check, they are $12.50 each including tax and shipping.
If buyers want to pay by credit card, they need to call the card number in to 704-573-2516 between 9am and 5pm (Eastern time), M-F and the same price applies for credit card sales over the phone as sales paid for by check. The mailing address for checks is: Main Street Rag, PO Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227-7001.
Please remember that ordering in advance does not mean you will receive the book prior to the release date listed on my Author's Page.
In Seriously Dangerous, as in her other work, Helen Losse shuns the commercial world in favor of the natural one and remains stunningly true to herself and her spiritual vision. As she notes in her seminal poem, "Where Light is Going," "It would be easier to speak as others believe,/not to feel the ocean's intentions nor to sense/the pull of the moon." And indeed, the success of Seriously Dangerous is contingent upon Losse's refusal to accept that easy path.
--Tim Peeler, author of Checking Out
Losse is a Winston-Salem poet and Poetry Editor for the online literary magazine The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Losse's poem, "Four Snapshots of the Sea-Going Boats" won first place for poetry in the 2009 Adult Writing Contest of the Davidson County (NC) Writer's Guild. Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice for a Best of the Net award, one of which was a finalist. A former English teacher, Losse has a BSE from Missouri Southern State University and a MALS for Wake Forest University, where she wrote her thesis on the redemptive value of unmerited suffering in the life and works of Martin Luther King Jr. Helen's other books include Better With Friends (Rank Stranger Press, 2009) and two chapbooks. Her recent poetry publications and acceptances include The Wild Goose Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, Iodine Poetry Review, Blue Fifth Review, The Pedestal Magazine, ken*again, and L