Hello readers! I’m so excited to finally be able to share some beautiful art with you. I have several books headed your way this spring (I’m exhausted and excited and exhausted and exhilarated and okay mostly freaking out with AWESOME about this).
First, some housekeeping: I’ll be at AWP this week, so if you’re at the conference, be sure to find me! I have an off-site reading (free and open to the public) at Ham & Eggs Tavern on Thursday at 5pm, and at 4:30 on Saturday I have a panel on bringing poetry to the YOUTHS with Lynn Melnick, Camille Rankine, Kerri Webster, and Sheila McMullin. Come see us! I’ll also have lots of fun and fabulous swag to distribute and HYSTERIA BINGO cards! So find me (at readings, panels, at the book fair), play BINGO, get stuff, buy my books, have fun, YAY!
Onto the art.
So. Coming very soon are my next two found poetry chapbooks, FIRE IN THE SKY with Grey Book Press and ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE with ELJ Publications. The art is here. I’ve been sitting on it, admiring it, sneaking peeks to people on my phone. But I finally get to share it with you! Here you go:
This piece was done by author and artist Emily Capettini. I had my heart set on needlepoint and I’m so glad that I not only knew Emily, but that she was willing to do a custom piece for us for this book. FIRE IN THE SKY consists of three long poems in parts created by first scrambling and then erasuring Lana Del Rey lyrics, so I feel like the fireworks really compliment both the source material and the title of the book. I’m so excited about this. It will be out in early April.
And then, soon after, you’ll get this:
This cover was done by Jodie Wynne, and is actually a crop of a piece of hers that I’ve admired of hers for years now. I’m so excited to be able to have it on the cover of my book of poems from Found Poetry Review’s Oulipost project. Acoustic Battery Life will be out later this spring from ELJ. I really hope you enjoy it.
If you love these covers as much as I do, I hope you’ll leave a comment to let the artists know.
And…I’ll see you at AWP!