Tainted By The Same Counterfeit
Fighting back from a serious illness in 2017, Candice Louisa Daquin refused to diminish her passion for writing and editing poetry despite only partial recovery. This is her first compilation since; a foray through darkness and light. Tainted by the Same Counterfeit speaks to human nature, our foibles and immense strength. The hope we find in each other, even as we are wounded. How necessary being real is, in an increasingly artificial space. Daquin is Senior Editor at Indie Blu(e) Publishing and a Psychotherapist. Her sagacious love of language and emotion, remain her testimony of survival. As a queer woman of mixed ethnicity and passionate feminist beliefs concerning equality, Daquin’s poetry stands as her body of evidence.
Pinch the Lock
This poetry collection, feels as if it was specifically intended for these challenging times; not because the poetry is overtly political or preachy, but because it is precisely the opposite.
Through an acute awareness of how her own internal universe is, paradoxically, a common ground from which to grapple with the human struggle writ large, Daquin is able to create a reflective space in her work.
Sit in fever
The journey of personal growth comes in stages throughout life. In her forth book of poetry, Daquin examines where she is having tackled earlier stages and found herself to be in a place of increased honesty and reconciliation.
Through a blending of narrative, exclamation, humor and healing, she shines a light on the emotional dynamics of existing in a complex world with the vivid imagery of the American Southwest as her backdrop.
Illusions of Existing
In her third collection of poetry; Illusions of Existing, Candice Daquin tackles the ever present questions of mortality, age, passion, rejection, fear and transformation. Through our experience of existing we learn what is real, what is fragmentary and how nothing is ever certain, especially through the lens of a creative soul.
At once humorous and dark, Daquin’s work provides an insight into the modern woman’s emotional landscape and her perspective of what it means to exist and not exist.
The bright day has gone child and you are in for the dark
Candice Daquin’s second collection of poetry was written after her move to the American Southwest and reflects much of the Southwestern & Hispanic influence she has experienced since. Themes include identity, personhood, being female and passion.
Her writing is wide-arcing and challenging, bringing metaphor and symbolism into daily existence through at times, phantasmagorical and dreamlike concepts of existence.
A Jar For The Jarring
Candice Louisa Daquin’s first book of poetry began her journey into the psyche and transformation of women from girl to adulthood. Her revelations about this process, through pain, healing, insight, love and loss, are both truths and metaphors many can relate to, and have been expressed in the beautiful language of a poet, to illustrate our shared experience of life, both humorous, frightening, puzzling and tragic, but ultimately redemptive through the power of love.
A jar for the jarring is the first in a series of books examining what it is to exist and experience life. This is the Third Edition published by Palpitate Press.