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Though Lincoln McElwee's somewhat a newcomer to the Southern California poetry scene, he's no stranger to Moon Tide Press. We were first turned onto his amazing work when he submitted to Lullaby of Teeth: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry. We then had the pleasure of featuring him as Poet of the Month as well as publishing more of his work in Dark Ink: A Poetry Anthology Inspired by Horror. Now, it gives us great pleasure to announce that we are publishing his debut collection of poems, This Place Could Be Haunted If I Didn't Believe in Love, which is now available for pre-order!

Due out in September, you can guarantee yourself a copy today and enjoy FREE SHIPPING. Click HERE or visit the link below:

This Place Could Be Haunted If I Didn’t Believe in Love is a vulnerable yet bold collection that explores self-hood and the augury of belief. The poems bear witness to a thorny relationship that is doubly haunted by love and lust, pain and healing, as well as by the stories we tell ourselves, how we, at times mythologize love, and how devastating myths can become when they implode our beliefs.

A Little Bit About Lincoln

Lincoln McElwee was born and raised in Southern California. He currently works as a freelance writer/editor in Los Angeles. Lincoln earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in English Literature from California State University, Fullerton, where he also received a Professional Certificate in Teaching and Writing. His favorite poets and writers include W.H. Auden, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Zadie Smith, and Haruki Murakami. He was a semifinalist in the 41st New Millennium Writing Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards (both for creative nonfiction), and has poetry published in DASH Literary Journal, Prism Review, Lullaby of Teeth: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry, Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Dark Ink: A Poetry Anthology Inspired by Horror, and Open Minds Quarterly, among others. When not writing or napping, he’s scouring Los Angeles for french fries and vegan donuts.

Welcome to the Moon Tide family, Lincoln. We are so proud of this book!

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