Past the Layered Stones

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Past the Layered Stones: The Collected Poetry of Jared Quieton Ilyief Vile

Release Dates & Formats

  • 25th December 2015, e-book, Amazon KDP
  • 31st January 2016, e-book (layout update)
  • 29th December 2016, print-on-demand book, CreateSpace
  • Please scroll down for links.

Story Description

In the mid-30th century, a poet and vocal opponent of a militant regime disappears in the middle of the brutal interplanetary war he protested fiercely against.

Thirteen centuries later, a distant descendant – his great-great-granddaughter – discovers an entire collection of his poetry that lay forgotten and unknown amidst old papers. She decides to publish the collection. Strangely unsurprising surprises follow.

This is the story of a poet told through his own poetry. It is a story of inspiration, imagination and creation, of discovery and loss, of anger, powerlessness and despair, of transformation and transcendence. Above all, it is a story of love: the lovers’ fiery passion; the powerful human attachment to a world often sad but forever full of wonders; and the love of life undiminished by the passage of time.

Book Contents

The book contains 60 poems and 4 essays which are structured into 11 parts/chapters.

About the Author

Ivaylo Shmilev is a poet and a young scholar who currently resides in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. For details, please have a look at the About page.

Additional Info

The Shortest Road to the Layered Stones. A short essay on the genesis/history of the book.

Current Availability

Available via CreateSpace/Amazon and on the Amazon Kindle platform, countries list below. The e-book can be read on any device that can run the Kindle app/programme (Kindle readers, smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs and so on). Preferable are wider screens or landscape modes because displaying poetry on narrow screens usually plays havoc with its visual presentation. Links to the individual Amazon pages (e-book):

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