Rose Gordy's new book "Stairs to the Attic - A Collection of Poems" is now available

A sweeping compilation of poems by Rose of Maryland illustrating an unusual earthly life relevant to society's oxymorons - in Paperback and Kindle eBook versions.
Oct. 25, 2011 - PRLog -- Rosewords Books is pleased to announce a new book by Rose Gordy. Titled "Stairs to the Attic - A Collection of Poems," this tome is now available for purchase on the Rosewords Books website, This is the fourth book by Rose of Maryland, following "Unsettled Lives - A Collection of Short Stories," "Into The Green Unknown - And Other Science Fiction Stories," and "The Ladies Baltimore," a novel.  

Author and dream counselor Rose Gordy spent thirteen years of her early life as a nun effectively cut off from the world. In spite of the conditions within the church, she managed to leave and make a life for herself including getting married and having three sons. Through her experiences in the convent of the 1960's as well as decades of teaching in the classroom, she has woven a loose autobiographical narrative into this surprising book of poetry, "Stairs to the Attic."

A collection of poetry down to earth yet otherworldly, this is a book which instinctually eschews the conventional. Amidst the hundreds of little adventures within these pages, readers will no doubt find themselves transported to places and feelings familiar and fantastic. One could watch TV but nothing captures an experience like the timeless rhythmical synergy of song & speech which Humans call Poetry.

The poem which gives this book its title, "Stairs to the Attic," paints a picture of youth restrained but always one step away from the truth. Will a group of former nuns find out the secret their convent held from them? What could possibly happen when these liberated women return decades later full of latent curiosity?

Another notable set of poems, "The Never Ending Circle of Awareness," "And The Flow Continues..." and "Dancing The Dream of Life," all explore our intriguingly common experiences and emotional escapades. Why does one person walk down a well-worn path while another bushwhacks into the forest? How can our personal lives intersect and enrich those around us while transcending into the universal? Prepare for this and more as you undergo a reexamination of what poetry can and should be in our hectic lives.

Other poems delve into the dreamscape, the synchronistic, the blood bonds, the shadow memories, the earthiness, the maternal instincts, the harkening forward and the eyeful.

Filled with 38 original photographs and over 140 poems this unexpected book will break the proverbial mold.

"Stairs to the Attic" is now available in paperback and eBook format and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:, which has the latest information on Rose Gordy's books and other projects. Thank you for your interest.

ISBN/EAN13:  1466226269 / 978-1466226265 (Paperback)
ASIN:  B005V63QNQ (Kindle eBook)
Page Count:    280
Trim Size:       6" x 9"
Language:      English

About the Author:
In addition to being the writer of four books, "The Ladies Baltimore: Mothers and Daughters Alone and Together," "Into the Green Unknown," "Unsettled Lives," and "Stairs to the Attic," Rose Gordy is also a  national & state workshop facilitator, speech coach, veteran secondary English teacher, dream counselor, and published poet, essayist and short story writer. She earned a Masters Degree in English and French from the University of Notre Dame and has been writing and teaching for most of her life. She resides in the Washington, D.C. area and Western Maryland.

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Rosewords Books features the writings of Rose Gordy and other notable writers. From traditional novels to science fiction short stories, Rosewords Books brings readers on journeys unexpected and worthwhile.
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