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Writer, poet, artist

In both her writing and her art, passion and adversity capture her imagination. Myths, fairytales and legends are woven throughout her work as reference, allusion, retelling, and mirror. Her heroines grow wings – are forbidden to fly – but flaunt their feathers anyway. They lose their voices to Winter but find new ways to speak; meet the Big Bad Wolf and tell his tale with sympathy.

Her heroines search for the bridge that spans a void which has on the one side fear -- and on the other side discovery.

(and make her day!)

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Poetry is always a perfect present no matter the season or sentiment, equally appropriate as a friend's thoughtful gesture in troubled times, an intellectual's joy in sharing - one mind's hand reaching out to another mind's hand in friendship, or a lover's gift of beauty wrapped in words and dripping with metaphorical honey. A.M. Smith's books are available through most major bookstores and

Alternatively, you can purchase a signed author's copy directly from the author by filling out the succinct form found here.

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A collection of poems and stories inspired and informed by storm: from the eye of the hurricane to the heart of the blizzard. Whether you are a storm chaser, a rain dancer, or a cat-like windowsill-percher-deluge-watcher, this collection will bring the flower-like nectar of petrichor to the pluviophile in you.

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A collection of love and lust poems that collectively 'tell the bees' of the birth, consummation and deaths of loves/lusts. A bouquet of flowers wrapped in the proverbial-saying-ribbon, "He who would gather the honey must bear the sting of the bees."

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"Have you ever met someone whose words had wings? I don't mean the imaginary kind that kind of make you think they can fly. I am talking about actual wings that make words soar and dive and travel to foreign lands and even make your own backyard seem like a fairyland. Her words have wings; they take you everywhere and even bring you back home with a smile and a sigh...." - Editorial Review, Larry Jaffe, Co-Founder of the United Nation's DIALOGUE AMONG CIVILIZATIONS THROUGH POETRY program.

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The Consequence of Wings

Chapbook no longer in print

Transcending myths and Gothicism, Annette Marie Hyder weaves metaphors of wings and flight patterns into a contemporary realm of love and living - something that is precisely real. - Yong Shu Hoong

Annette Marie Hyder knows the true spirit within the human airfoil, heart-shaped and located in that land between the corner of the eye and the top of the heart. - Jim Chandler, Thunder Sandwich

Annette whispers her personal-style poetry into her reader's attentive ears. Many of these pieces will remind readers of some of Britisher Phil Collins' songs. The honesty and candor give them both their unmistakable potency ...You'll find this poet's view of her world clear, penetrating and memorable. Annette indeed has "Wings." - Paul Tylor

This chapbook was selected to be in the MCBA's (Minnesota Center for Book Arts) 2005 "Bookish" Exhibition, a celebration of over 100 pieces of original artwork, housed at Open Book at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

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The Consequence

For a page rich with online resources about the myths, legends, and fairytales that inspire and inform much of A.M. Smith's writing, click here.

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