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Cressida

Illustrated Poems

About the Book

Each poem in this book is accompanied by a surrealistic digital image, as well as detailed footnotes (which i call musings) I had as I gazed at the image, did some research, wrote the poem, and then thought about the poem afterwards. I plan to follow this pattern until I get to about 250 pages of material. The book is also fully indexed, and the text is in a large, easy-to-read font. The musings are on their own pages following the poem, so they also are in the same font. Squinting should not be necessary when reading this book :)

About the Author

George Pestana
George Pestana

I have self-published several poetry books. Two of them are exclusively here on leanpub (this one, which is in draft mode, and Raven); another three (Breathing in Quarantine, Apollo's Arrows, and Bathysphere) can be found on smashwords, which distributes to Apple iBooks (ePub), Barnes & Noble (kindle or mobi), Kobo, Scribd, libraries, and many other smaller online stores; and one of those three (Bathysphere) can additionally be found on Amazon in both eBook and print versions. Once this book is out of draft mode, I plan to make it available on all three platforms (leanpub, amazon, and smashwords [which then distributes it to the other places]) in both electronic versions and print versions.


I also have poems published in SkywayJournal (2021 - February), Open Skies Quarterly (Volume 4), and Writes of the Round Table (ed. Lucie Sargeant).

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Generations
  • 2. Action in Response(Ability)
  • 3. Plugging the Dam
  • 4. Ledges
  • 5. Beyond the Street
  • 6. Blinds
  • 7. Christmas Recipe for the Counter Culture
  • 8. For Women in Labor at Midnight
  • 9. After Charon
  • Upcoming Release & Contact
  • Index of Artists
  • Index of First Lines
  • Index of Musings
  • Further Readings

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