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Big Rain, Little Umbrella
Sonja returns with more quirkily insightful perspectives in this second collection of unorthodox poetry. Join her in exploring everything from the hilarious awkwardness of growing up to the cosmic questions a backyard campfire “sparked” (ba dum chhhhhh). This series includes selections such as To the Boy Who Rejected Me at the Church Dance, Social Distancing Before it was Cool, Tales of an Only Child, and many more. Witty and timely, Big Rain, Little Umbrella offers a relatability and soulfulness that is sure to strike a chord, spark a smile, and stick in your thoughts during these turbulent times.
By sonja ciotti
A One-Star Night
With a humorous, subversive, yet poignantly touching flair, Sonja Ciotti has crafted her world-observations into accessible and entertaining poetry. She takes the reader on an amusing journey through everyday life events such as picking up the mail, dealing with corporate jargon, recalling the perks of being a kid, and loving/being tortured by the great outdoors. Underneath the witty demeanor of these observations about life, people, and nature hides a depth of soul that resonates on an authentic and empathetic level.
Author of the beloved poetry collections, A One-Star Night and Big Rain, Little Umbrella, Sonja collects every day observations and turns them into curious works of literary art. Having worked for Fortune 500 companies as a commercial writer, Sonja honed her style as a shrewd humorist. But it was in a farming town in rural Illinois where she got her writing start.
A warm, quirky, off-the-wall and yet eloquent series of poetical observations. Humorous and sometimes poignant, this is a thoroughly enjoyable book. Each poem is short and punchy, getting to its point smoothly and lingering in your mind afterwards for your deeper consideration. Seriously – buy it. It’s a fun, sweet book.
– A. McCullough on A One-Star Night
It was honestly pretty fantastic. I am a poetry snob so that’s a high compliment.
– A. Zetterquist on Big Rain, Little Umbrella
We highly recommend it!!