From paper to Kindles to iPads to…hay?

This week, Lindesay Irvine of The Guardian describes how the first 300 copies of Margaret Atwood’s newest book are being printed on a new type of paper, made completely of recycled paper and straw (read article here). Given her enormous influence in the literary world, it is heartening that Atwood chose this type of paper … Continue reading From paper to Kindles to iPads to…hay?

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Creating the book cover for “Between Gods”

The book cover for "Between Gods" is now on display on the publisher's website here, along with blurbs and sample poems. The cover was designed by graphic designer Terri Edillon, featuring artwork (“The World”) by German artist Catrin Welz-Stein. (The print is available for purchase here. ) My publisher usually designs book covers in-house, but I … Continue reading Creating the book cover for “Between Gods”

Submitting poems to journals: what’s your system?

I've spent the last three years researching markets for my slightly traditional, imagistic poetry. I've been published in a number of places and discovered some great writers and journals, but what I can't help regretting is that much of that time could have been spent writing. I'm getting better at targeting my market; in the … Continue reading Submitting poems to journals: what’s your system?