into what the rest of the nation is
reading; I like coming across those jewels the rest of the nation
should be reading. But my magnitude of praise for Rainey is bias
in that I'm thoroughly enamored by the style and charisma of her web
presence, her artwork, the promotional image she presents herself as and the
remarkable literary talent to back it up. Rainey Moon packs a good
jaw-breaking wallop to much of what American literature has come to be known
today. She makes the state of Virginia sexy just because she lives
there, as I told a friend the other day. A good talent like that is
worth paying attention to.
poetry ain't easy, the sort of poetry that ascends the clichιs of love and
loss and not the woe-is-me or the lovestruck kind of free verse anybody can
write. Essentially, with Rainey's poetry, the themes are of this
nature, but passion and literary prowess gives each line in both of these
books that satisfying Rainey Moon feel.
Words presents two short horror stories, Festival of the Dead and
the novelette The All Souls Fair. Rainey's horror writing is
what first prompted me to check her out, and the images of a helpless girl
at a Goth concert gone to hell in Festival is vivid......the bonfire
party of the dead near a cliff where distressed souls take a plunge into
dark eternity exhibits the talents of a young writer with a heart driven to
make you afraid.
Tallman is Rainey's real name and day job while she raises three children.
She won Suggested Artist for Songwriter of the Year in 2004 by VH1's Save
the Music Foundation, and song lyrics can be found in Whispered Words,
though Timeless Souls inspired Australian band Honey Palace to
produce the song "Love Never Stays."
I hear she's
working on entire novels, and I can't wait for that to happen.
I'm in love.