From Pacific Northwest roots sprouts a young poet’s journey to their first book release.
Soon after graduation, Audrey awoke feeling like a stranger in her own life. Driving an hour each morning to an unfulfilling job, then driving an hour home in traffic, just to wake up and do it all over again was nowhere near what she had envisioned for her life. She wondered how she found herself so far removed from her goals. So, she changed everything… in one week! She quit her job, packed her bags, and ran to the Alaskan mountains.
“I don’t think I ever thought it would be easy,” Audrey laughed “everyone kept asking me why and I didn’t know what to tell them. I just knew deep down if I didn’t, I would regret it.”
She spent three years traveling the west coast by trains, planes, and automobiles. Now, she is releasing her debut collection of poems she wrote along the way. While the book is, of course, for those who love poetry, it is even more so for anyone who has ever felt drawn to the horizon or found themselves staring out their window dreaming of new places.
“I wrote as I searched for my spirit, and I wrote as I found it piece by piece. That’s what this book is; everything I found along the way.”
This book teaches you how to slow down, how to fall in love with everyday moments, and how to listen to your gut.
Since her life transformation, Audrey has served on the Board of Woosh Kinaadeiyii Poetry Slam, worked for the Los Angeles Theater Center, performed Shakespeare in bars, improvised with Unexpected Productions and the Juneau Lyric Opera, and studied English at the University of Alaska Southeast.
“I hope this helps others, especially now, understand that you don’t always have to wander far to discover new places, there is a whole world that begins at your feet and another within your mind.” Audrey says.
As the book synopsis states: “Like the ocean, the waves of this story may carry you through from beginning to end, or you may flip freely to gather just what you need.” Passenger Poet by Audrey Kohler is now available on Amazon in Paperback, e-book, and through IngramSpark distribution.