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When Minerva’s Knees Hit the Ground by Amanda Oaks (Free Deftones Inspired Chapbook)


44 poems | 8.7 MB | Free PDF eBook Download

When Minerva’s Knees Hit the Ground
by Amanda Oaks

This collection was created with deep love & respect for Deftones’ music. I chose 22 songs from their catalog & made erasure poems from them. Each of the erasure poems are paired with an original sister poem (including 2 collaboration pieces with Wesley Scott McMasters) & the titles of those sister poems are short lyrics from the songs they are coupled with.



You can read this in your browser or with a PDF reader on any computer, mobile device or digital tablet. You can also read it on iBooks, your Kindle or on the Kindle mobile app by emailing them to yourself & copying them to either app or by emailing them to your Kindle email address. (Google is your friend for directions!)



On Spotify? Here’s a playlist with all of the songs in the book on it & in order!



If you’re not on Spotify, click here for the YouTube playlist!


Amanda Oaks is the founding editor of Words Dance Publishing, an independent press, literary blog + biweekly online poetry journal. Her works have appeared in numerous online & print publications, including decomP, Stirring, Glamour, Elle, Parenting, & Artful Blogging. She is the author of four poetry collections: Hurricane Mouth (NightBallet Press, 2014), her co-authored split book, I Eat Crow (Words Dance, 2014) & her series of free digital music-inspired chapbooks. Mama of two boys & a multi-passionate artist, she lives in rural western Pennsylvania, where she attempts to adult but is pretty lame at it. She digs dancing & poems that bloody her mouth just to kiss it clean. Connect with her @ AmandaOaks.com


Currently working on: holyFool, a mewithoutYou inspired chapbook— if you wish, you can click here to get on our dance card, so you don’t miss its release!



Free 2014 Words Dance Book Sampler + New Year Sale!

FREE : Click Here to Download : PDF

We put together a little book sampler eBook for you, a love letter from us to you, featuring a poem (+ a little about the poet & book) from all 6 of our single author books from 2014:

Love and Other Small Wars by Donna-Marie Riley
What We Buried by Caitlyn Siehl
SparkleFat: Poems That Intend To Be Seen by Melissa May
Shaking the Trees by Azra Tabassum
I Eat Crow + Blue Collar at Best by Amanda Oaks + Zach Fishel
Belly of the Beast by Ashe Vernon

We are also having a
25% off New Year Sale in our Etsy Shop
until 1/5/15!

Use coupon code : HAPPYNEWYEAR25 : upon checkout.
($10 minimum purchase)

ENJOY,
we love you!


Words Dance Book Box #2 : Animal Farm by George Orwell



Download here:

Words Dance Book Box #2PDF
Words Dance Book Box #2 Quote CardsPDF


You can get suggestions for use, directions plus pick up Book Box #1 HERE!



I will be sharing #3 soon! If you don’t want to miss any of them, sign up here to get updates!

If you have any requests on what book(s) you’d like to see in this series at some point, I’m open to hearing them.

Burn after reading, xo,


Words Dance Book Box #1 : Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury




Today I’m sharing the first book in this printable & numbered series. Confession: I’m kind of hooked on making these at the moment (read: I’m totally geeking out over them.) Designing books, no matter the medium in which I do this, always feels so true & good.

Each box will come with 6 cards with quotes from the book that fit inside the box.

Ideas for using:

• Collect ’em all & display ’em. Let them be the legendary conversation pieces they dream of being. They were made for this.

• Print them up & leave them around town. Leave one behind on a bus or train seat. On a library or bookstore shelf.

• Have a lit lovin’ friend / lover / relative? Introduce them to the series by printing the first few up as gifts. A book bundle. Creative? Make a box set!

• Use them as gift boxes. Think jewelry. Or handmade soap. Magnetic poetry? Lip balm. Chewing gum? (Airplane bottles of liquor won’t fit, my apologies.)

• Get meta with it. See here.

Download here:
Words Dance Book Box #1PDF
Words Dance Book Box #1 Quote CardsPDF

(Roughly 3″ tall x 2″ wide x 1″ deep)



Directions:





I will be sharing #2 next week! If you don’t want to miss any of them, sign up here to get updates!

If you have any requests on what book(s) you’d like to see in this series at some point, I’m open to hearing them.

Burn after reading, xo,