Live from the Mood Board
By Candice Reffe

Live from the Mood Board, by Candice Reffe

Publication Date: 8/1/2019
ISBN: 978-1-9324-1870-5

LIVE FROM THE MOOD BOARD by Candice Reffe is the winner of the 2018 Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award. Contest judge, Kathleen Winter, had this to say about it, “Supple syntax and subtle variations in poetic form also add to this debut collection's complexity and polish. Readers across age ranges and geographical and economic situations are likely to resonate with the struggle toward psychic and professional liberation that builds momentum throughout this book—the sense of consciousness taking wing to escape the mundane, as the conflicted self 'becomes a hallelujah.”

Candice Reffe is a poet who worked in fashion in New York City for over twenty years. As part of a collective CEO, she led impact and innovation strategies and won the Launch Innovator Award in 2012. She was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and was awarded a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Hotel Amerika, Poetry Daily, Witness, and elsewhere.