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Still Waiting & Seeking a Poetry Publisher


Hello all who follow this blog!


I still have yet to receive my ten copies of

Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code” so I cannot yet post any pictures of me in possession of my book.




and here the video poem I made that is source of the title of the collection, my 11th book:


So I still await that, and though “Wannabe’s “jacket professes this: 

This career-spanning volume by Thylias Moss, one of America’s most revered literary innovators, conveys the dazzling spectrum of her hypnotic poetic output, written over the past thirty-five years and including selections from each previous book as well as previously unpublished new poems.”

This collection of New & Selected Poetry DOES NOT contain selections from all of my published collections of poetry, “Small Congregations” , a previous “New & Selected” colection is NOT represented in “Wannabe”, so not “each” previous book, but “many” previous books, “some” previous books, or “most” previous books, but not:”each” for that is a lie.



I remind you how important it is to tell the truth.  

“Wannabe” will be my final book publication wth Persea, so if any of you publishers out there, or f you know of a publisher who might be interested in my poetry,  and would like to represent my work, please contact me, leave a message on this post or look me up through various means.

Let’s just say that after 25 years with Persea, it has become necessary, for various reasons, to part company.  

**Please read any contracts carefully! –I didn’t and you wouldn’t believe what happened to me, because I failed to be vigilant and observant in the past, but I have learned my lesson.

For my poetry, I seek a publisher for my subsequent books.   

It’s Official!


The cover of my New and Selected Volume of Poetry:   September 2016, Persea Books.


Book Number 11!


Please join me in being excited!  Not yet listed on the Persea site, but I’m sure it will be soon.  I will be shopping for a few Red Dresses! –for obvious reasons.


Thylias Moss is quite pleased!wannabe_frontA video poam of the same title, from youtube: “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code” as seen on YouTube)

Music composed and performed by Strexx (Ansted Moss); All vocals, sonic arrangement, image capture (still and moving), and text choreography,  by Thylias Moss [the video poam- maker])


(A print poam of this same title is in “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code” also).  Look for it.  Look for the book also.  

And, please buy the book!Thank you.