Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?

...became the vessel for words to touch and enrich my life, and hopefully, the lives of others.
  —Gerda Govine Ituarte


"As I read many emotions sprang up within me. I felt joy, sorrow, fear and thrilling excitement. Your gift for illuminating the white pages was apparent...All who listen to your poetry or read it will be inspired in one way or another...the art work beautifully accompanies your poetry."
  —Reader & Friend



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Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?

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A second edition of “Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?” can be purchased for $33.00 + tax. The Package includes:

♥Book signed by both poet and artist
♥Cover of reprinted original art and page drawings
♥A copy of the CD with readings in English and Spanish by Gerda and Luis

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Coming in Fall 2014

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Another Poetry Art Book by Gerda Govine Ituarte and Luis Ituarte

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Praise for the Book

Nikki Giovanni

What a pleasure to see a very good journalist emerge into an excellent poet. That eye for the real wedded to the heart of a metaphor makes "Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?" must reading. It's wonderful to welcome Gerda Govine Ituarte to the world of poetry.

Kim Dower

Gerda Govine Ituarte loves language, words and music and it shows in her poems. Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? is straight from her heart: playful, poignant and true.

Preface by Odie Hawkins

...Her surgically poetic precision offers us a clear vision of her feelings, no half way stuff here, nothing trite, corny or simply written to satisfy sugar addicted buds, no cheap shots or dry beggin' for instant approval. She is the real deal...

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