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Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2021
  • 9780578831756 0578831759
  • 82 pages
  • $12.99
Ryan Meyer
Tempest: Poems
Ryan Meyer, author

Adult; Poetry; (Market)

Ryan Meyer departs from the horror themes of 2018's Haunt in his new collection of poems, Tempest. He explores fear, hope, and self-identity through striking fictional vignettes and surreal personal accounts. Tempest is thus a marriage between the dichotomies of musical, rhythmic poetic dialogue, and the deeper, innate anxieties that accompany change. Discover your truest self and brave the Tempest.
Foreword Clarion Reviews

"The poetry collection Tempest alternates between calm and passionate moments, working to convey family and identity anxieties."


"Tempest gives voice to an outlet of liberating expression." 

Manhattan Book Review

"Nothing short of astonishing." 

Midwest Book Review

"Unique, memorable, thoughtful and thought-provoking, "Tempest: Poems" is one of those volumes of verse that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf."

Reedsy Discovery

"Reading this book is like hearing the story of a destructive tempest after the boat has been rocked to shore and the sky has cleared again."

Writer's Digest

“These poems were wonderful. They have a compelling and unified fresh voice, a great variety in style and topic, and create a fresh feeling out of emotions and experiences that humans often share. That freshness and different way of looking at experiences is a delight. The concepts and themes of absence, love, growth, and living were well examined and explored through the personal and specific details that make the poems spark.”

2021 IRDA Winner: Best Book Cover - Fiction

Tempest: Poems is awarded the Best Book Cover Award in fiction by IndieReader ar their 2021 Discovery Awards

30 New LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2021

Tempest included in Cosmopolitan's list of new LGBTQ+ books to keep an eye out for in 2021. 

5 Poets Share The Inspiration For Their 2021 Poetry Books

Ryan Meyer interviewed by Forbes for a 2-part feature honoring National Poetry Month. 

Exclusive Interview: Pop-Culturalist Chats with Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer is interviewed by popular entertainment website Pop-Culturalist to talk about Tempest.

Five Worth Finding

Tempest included in Windy City Times' roundup of recommended various products and publications.

Foreword Clarion Reviews - Tempest: Poems

Tempest: Poems received a detailed rating and review from Foreword's Clarion Reviews.

Indie Spotlight

Tempest featured in Publisher's Weekly's Indie Spotlight on general fiction and poetry titles in July 2021.

Interview with Poet Ryan Meyer

Author Ryan Meyer is interviewed by BookMarketingBuzzBlog about his latest book of poems, Tempest. 

LGBTQIA+ New Books for the Week of Feb 28 – March 6, 2021

Tempest featured in Rainbow Crate Book Box's roundup of anticipated book releases for the week of Feb 28, 2021.

March's Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books

Tempest included in Lambda Literary's roundup of books to look forward to in March 2021.

Shelton poet shares personal prose about what shaped him in 'Tempest'

The Connecticut Post's interview with local author Ryan Meyer about his sophomore collection of poetry, Tempest. 

TEMPEST w/ Ryan Meyer

Author Ryan Meyer joined Stefano Sanzo, host of the Goodnuff podcast, to talk about his new book, Tempest.

Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2021
  • 9780578831756 0578831759
  • 82 pages
  • $12.99