Welcome to the world, Flame Nebula, Bright Nova

Flame Nebula, Bright Nova is now available. This is a book about motherhood, exploration, generational trauma & healing. To purchase, email sherrevernon@gmail.com for details or find on Amazon. Read more about Flame Nebula at Mom Egg Review and subscribe here for updates.

Praise for Flame Nebula, Bright Nova

Sherre Vernon’s Flame Nebula road-trips through the pitch and bloom of various loves, excavating the challenges and joys of intimacy. Vernon’s questions fold over themselves “like clay petals”: what does it mean to be an estranged daughter and a devoted mother? How can one let go of past wounds to enter, full-hearted, into the present? Spun from “desert-sun” and “kestrel wing,” these poems are luminous, full of grit and humor. A marvelous debut. ~Amie Whittemore, author of Glass Harvest and 2021 Poet Laureate of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

This is the book you’ll reach for to reacquaint yourself with the fire inside. A book of joy & shadows; a mother making space for her life, love, & pain. ReadingSherreVernon’s Flame Nebula, Bright Nova is to witness a heart gone incandescent with longing, a heat that builds so you tooincendiate. A fearless encounter with a voice so familiar you’ll swear out loud when you realize it’s not your own memory, not your own voice, guiding you through.  ~Melissa Eleftherion, Poet Laureate of Ukiah, CA

Take A Listen

Cruzfolio podcast features the poems “Juniper” and “The City Cancels 4th of July” as well as the prose poem/flash CNF piece “Wishing Big.” 


The poem “White Wedding, November Rain & Other Songs for A Wedding Playlist” placed second for the 2022 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize. In 2020, the poem “A Descriptive Linguistics of Isolation” was named a finalist in Sweet Lit’s poetry contest, and the lyric essay “How Fragile the Seam” was inclusion in the Best Small Fictions anthology. The essay, “From This Body–Music” was an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Words & Music competition and was selected for audio production by Gather Round Podcast. In 2019 the poem “The Hanged Man” was nominated for a Best of the Net award. Click through to read 2019 and 2020 interviews with The Rappahannock Review.

Major Publications

The Name is Perilous is no longer in print, but you can view a PDF of the chapbook here.  Green Ink Wings, a post-modern novella, is available on Amazon. Flame Nebula, Bright Nova was a 2020 finalist for the Hillary Gravendyk Prize under a working title, and will be published in 2022 or 2023 by Main Street Rag.

A Few Poems


Sherre Vernon (she/her/hers) is the author of two award-winning chapbooks: Green Ink Wings and The Name is Perilous. Sherre has been published in journals such as TAB and The Chestnut Review, nominated for Best of the Net, and anthologized in several collections including Fat & Queer and Best Small Fictions. Flame Nebula, Bright Nova, her full-length poetry collection, is available. To read more visit www.sherrevernon.com/publications and tag Sherre into conversation @sherrevernon.