A second (revised and updated) printing of my poetry book Soft With Me is now available, featuring twice as many poems as the first with 23 total, written throughout the past three years. It’s a collection of what I call Poetic Narrative, an allowing of the everyday flow of life to fuse with the symbology, ritual, folklore, and spiritual reverence held within. The dreamlike storied prose that emerges holds yearnings of the spirit, reflections on nature’s teachings, and prayers that capture the delicate details of living and interweaving them into self and our collective journey. If you’d like one you can order through my Etsy shop HERE.
This book would not have been possible without the support of the Haywood County and N.C. Arts Councils who awarded me a small grant earlier this year to fund its creation. I diligently worked with a local editor/designer in stolen moments throughout the fall, then went on to find a local printer and book binder, ensuring the work was fully edited, printed, bound and brought to life in Western North Carolina.
Creating small batch items like this in partnership with local makers is certainly a more costly endeavor, yet the only way I seek to co-create in the world, planting small seeds for the type of community I wish to live and grow within. I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone who has purchased a book thus far, helping fuel this vision to life, re-ignite the coals that will burn and carry us through winter on into spring.
What the community is saying about ‘Soft With Me’
“What a beautifully bound collection of poems– a salve this week with all the goings on. Your words are good medicine. Thank you.” – Dawn Bruneau
“Soft With Me by NC poet, Tiffany Narron, is a beautiful collection about mountains, oceans, listening and seeking. Tiffany shares her sensibility and experience in a lovely cadence, taking us away and bringing us back. I found her poems easy and deep and am thrilled to be a small part of her professional life.” – Mary Carol Koester, Azalea Bindery, 2020
“I feel transported to the river, listening to the geese, feeling the ache of womanhood, watching the tender blanket of snowflakes.” – Marca Pacheco
“I believe I’m holding a precious prelude before you are ‘discovered.’ Thank you for giving us these words to name your uniqueness but more so, all we have in common.” – Susan Sides
“You have a great way to express many aspects of the human condition. My favorite poems were ‘When Someone Deeply Listens to Me’ and ‘Holding Your Sacred Close, A Reminder’. Granny Lee should be very proud of you.” – James Dunton