Redhawk Publications Announces the Launch of “Shibori Blue: Thirty-six Views of the Peak” by NC Poet Beth Copeland

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Redhawk Publications Announces the Launch of “Shibori Blue: Thirty-six Views of the Peak” by NC Poet Beth Copeland


Hickory, North Carolina – Redhawk Publications is thrilled to announce the release of “Shibori Blue: Thirty-six Views of the Peak” by esteemed Ashe County poet Beth Copeland. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Copeland’s latest work is a masterful celebration of nature, inspired by the iconic imagery of Hokusai’s thirty-six prints of Mount Fuji.

A retired English and Creative Writing professor with a distinguished literary career, Copeland’s previous works include “Selfie with Cherry,” “Blue Honey,” “Transcendental Telemarketer,” and “Traveling through Glass,” all of which have garnered critical acclaim and accolades.

“Shibori Blue” invites readers on a poetic journey through the seasons, as Copeland captures the essence of The Peak, an “unsung mountain of gneiss and amphibolite,” through her lens and lyrical verse. The collection features tanka, a unique Japanese form known for its evocative portrayal of nature and emotion, offering readers a profound and meditative experience.

Reflecting on her inspiration for the collection, Copeland shares, “Writing this book was pure joy. The poems were gifts I received while standing on my deck taking pictures of The Peak or walking down the hill to the mailbox with my dog Phoenix. All I had to do was open my eyes, ears, mind, and heart to the beautiful world around me.”

Mark Berman, a close friend and admirer of Copeland’s work, praises her ability to capture the majesty of The Peak with care and eloquence, stating, “With care, eloquence, and precision, Beth sees and captures the majesty of The Peak and its beauty with tanka, which in Japanese tradition renews and modernizes the spirit.”

“Shibori Blue: Thirty-six Views of the Peak” is a testament to Copeland’s profound connection to nature and her mastery of poetic craft. It will resonate with readers who cherish the mountains, seek solace in the natural world, and appreciate the rich tradition of Japanese poetry and its reverence for the beauty that surrounds us.

For lovers of poetry, nature enthusiasts, and anyone in search of tranquility, “Shibori Blue” promises to be a captivating and enriching read.

To learn more about “Shibori Blue: Thirty-Six Views of the Peak” and to order your copy, visit Redhawk Publications’ website:


Redhawk Publications, established in 2017, is a unique publishing initiative of Catawba Valley Community College. With over 150 titles to date, Redhawk Publications is one of three community colleges nationwide with a literary publishing press. For more information, please contact Patty Thompson at pt**********@cv**.edu.




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