Will We Still Be Here Tomorrow?

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Pub Date 05 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 15 Aug 2024

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The debut full-length collection of poems and meditations from songwriter and artist Ford Turrell.

Ford's debut full-length book of poetry and meditations, Will We Still Be Here Tomorrow?, explores themes of love, loss, parenthood, hope, and personal transformation. These poems and meditations unfold the intricate layers of the human experience with powerful clarity, inviting readers into the freedom, wisdom, and peace present in each and every person, in each and every moment.


The debut full-length collection of poems and meditations from songwriter and artist Ford Turrell.

Ford's debut full-length book of poetry and meditations, Will We Still Be Here Tomorrow?, explores...


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ISBN 9798218373290
PRICE $7.99 (USD)
PAGES 85

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I have to say, I'm really upset this book isn't out yet! I got an ebook version to read and review and I desperately want this on my physical shelf! The poems were so lovingly written and paced and touched on emotions I haven't been able to name for my entire life. It was so moving, each poem sweeping me on to the next like a boat on the water. I absolutely adored this book of poetry and will be purchasing a physical copy when it's released.

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The work in this poetry was so moving and so powerful! So many different themes were touched on and so many lessons to be heard. Amazing

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This is a beautiful collection of poetry that will dig down into the depths of your soul. It is so emotional and thoughtful. Revealing yet comforting. Everyone will be able to relate to these words.

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Will We Still Be Here Tomorrow is a very passionate book. From what I understand this collection talks about life in general. Different topics, different feelings, its all there. This collection really made me think and I love that. Everyone really needs to read this collection. You will not be able to put it down. Its a must read book.

I received a free copy of the book and voluntarily writing a review

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I'm gonna open this review by talking about one of the Poems in this collection, Mushroom Clouds. Mushroom Clouds is at first a simple rumination on the impact of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, Turrel manages to weave in threads touching on how the decisions and actions today will effect future generations, how easy it is to justify actions in the wake of fear, and how generational trauma finds it's roots in unexpected ways, all among the idea that he is potentially only alive today thanks to the atomic bomb.

This is what you can expect from the highs in this collection. Even one sentence poems here carry emotional and philosophical weight. I think it's also worth mentioning that there are themes that stick around in this collection. Gun violence (and violence in general), Self-reflection, the fleeting aspects of life, the importance of cherishing small moments, and other topics feature multiple times in this collection, either directly or indirectly. Unfortunately, there were a few poems that just didn't connect with me and stop me from giving this 5 stars, but that should not discredit what this collection manages to do. I am glad I read this collection, and will probably return to it in the future. It speaks to the quality of this collection of poems that I feel different after reading it.

I would recommend this collection to anyone, as I think that everyone will find something to think about after reading this collection.

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Thank you to @netgalley and @fordturrellpoems for allowing me to read this ahead of its publication date on 5th March in exchange for an honest review!!

This was such a lovely set of poems and tbh I’ll probably buy the physical copy of it when it’s released! “Be-longing” and “Constellations of Emptiness” were by far my favourites.

The work in this book was so moving and powerful! A range of themes and thought provoking words, it’s all there. Just such a great read all about life, death, loss, love and so much more. definitely worth a read!

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Imagine opening a book and finding that the pristine whiteness of the paper surpasses the darkness of the printed words. Amid the chaos that surrounds us, simplicity and purity can sometimes startle us. This is precisely what I experienced upon opening "Will We Still Be Here Tomorrow?" As I began to flip through its pages, I found myself enveloped in pure white and began to read the delicate words within: "A broken heart is an open heart, an open heart can connect with others." It had been so long since I had committed poetry to memory. With each turn of the page, my initial curiosity faded, replaced by sweet tranquillity. It was when I stumbled upon the lines, "It is ok to stop struggling and just float. There's always been something supporting you," that tears welled up in my eyes, and I whispered to myself, "Yes, this is what I need to weather these grey days."

Ford Turrell's book has become my refuge amidst the turmoil of war, hate, and uncertainty. Beyond what I've already mentioned, what truly captivated me was the profound connection these poems forge between human life and Nature. Flowers, birds, bees, grasses—all find their place in Turrell's verses. As we are all aware, environmental issues are of paramount importance to any observant human being.

I feel drawn to this book because it represents a delicate and pure defiance against the issues plaguing our world. I hold Turrell's poems in high regard for their simple brilliance, their freshness, and their portrayal of human sorrows and joys. In essence, I admire this purity in a world saturated with artificiality.

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Powerful prose. These poems will really stick with me for awhile. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review, however I will be purchasing a physical copy for my home bookshelf.
I really appreciated the rawness, vulnerability and reality of Ford Turrell's words. Each piece really dyg into me. I will say I hope to see more work from this author in the future, Very talented and well done!

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