Showing posts from December, 2013

A good bet

A couple years ago, amid all the woe-is-books despair over e-readers, I made a prediction here on this blog about how the growing presence of electronic books might positively impact the quality of paper books. According to a recent Salon article called "The year the book became a luxury object," it looks as though I may have been correct in those assumptions. Good news for books arts to ring in the new year!

Pretty good year

Time to put it all in perspective, so I can put my feet up for the holidays and feel content with my lot in life. Highlights of the Year 2013: I had poems accepted for publication in 5 literary magazines this year: decomP , wicked alice , Midway Journal , The Lumberyard , and —  drumroll please —   Fairy Tale Review !!! My chapbook manuscript Imago  was accepted for publication by dancing girl press ! It will be released in early 2014 (perhaps in time for my first-ever AWP Conference in Seattle — fingers crossed). I took my first real vacation in several years and it was full of letterpress and book arts goodness against a gorgeous mountain backdrop. In August, I traveled with my best poet-printer friend Emma to the Appalachian oasis that is Asheville, North Carolina. There was quite a bit of letterpress-printing fun  back home as well. I attended my first poetry conference in June and made some fabulous new poetry-frien