Carpinteria author Alec Burquez has released a new book of poetry, “What the Dark Whispers: A Poetry Collection for Midnight,” published by Dorrance Publishing and illustrated by Charlie Bruton. 

The poetry collection focuses on “people who find comfort in the moonlight rather than the sunlight,” a press release for the book states. “(It’s) for people who find it easier to walk in the dark and who yearn for someone to accompany them. For people who struggle with the dark and want to find someone who understands and whispers to them in the dark.” 

The collection will resonate with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, loneliness and dark thoughts, said Burquez. The author hopes that “What the Dark Whispers” will show people that “they are not alone in their thoughts and feelings…”

The poetry collection is 96 pages long and is being sold for $12 ($7 for an eBook). Visit to learn more. 

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