• Trista Mateer
  • October 1, 2019
  • Poetry | 192pp | Color Interior
  • Trade Paper  978-1-77168-174-2  $14.99
  • Ebook  978-1-77168-175-9  $7.99
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Aphrodite Made Me Do It

Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It. In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present. By the end of this book, Aphrodite make you believe in the possibility of your own healing.


“Fierce, magical, and empowering.” — Amanda Lovelace, author of the princess saves herself in this one

Aphrodite Made Me Do It is a gentle scream from outside of your window. It is a reminder that it’s okay to let the light come in, but only when you are ready. You will find grace between these pages and a little sadness, too – the kind that makes flowers grow in all of the places you need them most. To hold these words is to understand what color feels like through every season. It is honest, like rain. It is brave, like forgiveness.” — Wilder, author of Nocturnal

“Aphrodite Made Me Do It is a dazzling portal of a collection. Trista Mateer erupts with spells of thunder and then gifts you with a careful platter of language to cast them yourself.” — Blythe Baird, author of If My Body Could Speak

“Trista Mateer’s work has the kind of sumptuous quality that leaves you breathless. Aphrodite Made Me Do It is an incredible offering from a truly valuable poetic voice that channels love as the ancient and powerful emotion that it is. Combined with the poet’s own art, this book is a vibrant labyrinth, a treat for every reader. Mateer is magnificent as always.” — Nikita Gill, author of Fierce Fairytales