Between Blue & Grey | CreateSpace, 2012
Best in Poetry, Barnhills Bookstore Mothervine Festival Award 2013
In four small collections: The Very Outside, Thicker Than Water, The Animus, and Dry Air, Tiffany Chaney courts accessible language with vivid imagery and exposes sooted skies, a clothesline dividing childhood from change, lovers as familiar as discarded socks… She dances with Woolf and Plath around a bonfire and embraces with wry appreciation the havoc – outer and inner – wreaks to destroy and create what we love, how we love. Purchase here.
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“At times raw, painful, and melancholy; at others hopeful… In The Next, Chaney writes: ‘When you find yourself in the midst of a perfect present/ and attempt to find yourself there again you
– Helen Vitoria, Poet and Editor-In-Chief of Thrush Poetry Journal/ Thrush Press
“Between Blue & Grey is a poetry collection split into four separate yet seamless divisions — The Very Outside, Thicker Than Water, The Animus, and Dry Air — which take the readers to picturesque and affective sceneries that terrify the mind or prick the heart, challenge thoughts with mind-bending truths, awaken the consciousness to the mystical and the ethereal. Sometimes revisiting heartwarming mementos, other times anticipating “the beauty of the next.”
Tiffany Chaney has mesmerized me with her brilliant and neoteric poesy so much that I’ve read Between Blue & Grey three times and counting. With each reading, the same words take on a different meaning. With each reading, something I may have made light of at first becomes momentous…
Hopes for Her would be my most beloved poem in the collection. Having been a wishful thinker with pink shades on as a little girl, having been stripped of some of that ‘innocent’ quality, having to wish for it all to return intact, I can only hope, wish, and strive for my future children, for all future children to dream big and fly far, always. Like the little girl in the poem who “folds words to her chest, / the wings of her little girl storybook / lifting her above the bigness of impossibility / and the smallness of people.”
-Nadia Gerassimenko, Editor of Moonchild Magazine
Read Nadia’s favorite poem and further poetry excerpts from Between Blue & Grey, and view three pieces of my art at her website Tepid Autumn.
Naming The Goddess, Moon Books (2014): The Maiden And The Moon, The Mother And The Moon, The Crone
Moon Poets, Moon Books (2014). USA/UK anthology, six poets.
The Mind Is A Bird’s Nest, Poised In Flight, poetry anthology (2013)
The Descent of Tess (Ch. 1 excerpt): GNU Journal (Winter 2018)
Hm. Is it the very start or the middle?
La Luna Roja: Moonchild Magazine (October 2017)
Tepid Autumn Poetry Month Feature (with my art): To The Bearers of This Supposed Burden, To an Unborn Daughter, Hopes fo Her (April 2016)
Sabbat for My Sisters: Yes, Poetry, Poet of the Month (April 2014)
A New Dance Of Moon And Sea: Women’s Spiritual Poetry (March 2014)
Resident Poet, Moon Books (2013-2014)
- December: The Blanket of Beira and Winter’s Tea (prose poem)
- September: Assumptions Are Dangerous, Traveler; Hibiscus, Los Cariños
- August: Circle of the Soul, Unapologetic, Let The Wood
- July: When A Christian Kissed A Pagan, Harmony For The Flower Fiddler, We Three Graces
- June: Stitches, He Seeks Her, She Swells With Him, Wild Child’s Prayer
- May: My Cailleach, Mama Gnome’s Dancing Lesson
Beautiful, You Know Your Steps: Rebelle Society (July 2013)
People In Tiny Pretty Boxes: Thrush Press, broadside (2012)
My Heart to Heart with a Dead Girl: Luna Luna Mag (October 2017)
Yes, It is OK to Say: Fuck This Shit: Rebelle Society (January 2014)