Hey all! So exciting day for the blog, first ever participation in a cover reveal, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you.
The Underside of the Rainbow is the debut poetry collection from author B.E. Burkhead that shows readers what happens when they take off their rose-colored glasses and look at the world around them.
Instead of fields of freshly grown flowers, he writes of alleys with broken bottles and hypodermic needles, no happily-ever-afters, just blunt and honest truths, sometimes with endings, sometimes without. Just as life doesn’t hand out answers, Burkhead doesn’t sugarcoat its truths.
But without further ado, here is the cover to this magnificent collection.
Gorgeous right? Artist Steven Archer has created a raw, textured cover to match B.E. Burkhead’s gritty, and unapologetic realism.
The Underside of the Rainbow comes out next month, but You can pre-order this collection now from Raw Dog Screaming Press.
What others are saying about Underside
“Underside took me on an unexpected emotional journey I relished long after reading. To me that’s the mark of a damn fine collection–and one that will remain in my library forever.” —Jessica McHugh, author of The Green Kangaroos
“There is a blatant honesty, an abject truth in B. E. Burkhead’s words, which is not buoyantly hateful, but bleakly hopeful.”—G. Arthur Brown, author of Kitten
About the Artist
Steven Archer is an artist and musician living in Baltimore, MD. When not recording, DJing, or producing art, he and his wife, author Donna Lynch, tour with their dark electronic rock band Ego Likeness. He has a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC and has shown his work at galleries and other venues throughout the east coast. His work has also been shown internationally in the form of album art and magazine illustrations. He is the author and illustrator of the children’s book Luna Maris. For more information about Ego Likeness, please visit www.egolikeness.com. Steven’s solo electronic project can be found at www.hopefulmachines.net.
About the Author
Born dead to a barren woman, B. E. Burkhead is a poet, writer and artist. He lives on the vestigial tail of Maryland with his wife, son and an army of starving cats. The Underside of the Rainbow is his first book of collected poetry.