The Book of Scented Things

After a year and a half of poem solicitation, packaging and mailing out dozens of perfume samples, correspondence with contributors, reading and organizing brand-new beautiful poems, designing and laying out the book interior, proofreading and proofreading and proofreading, sending out proofs, making and cataloging corrections to the text, then proofreading and proofreading and proofreading some more, this anthology has entered the world.  

Stunning cover design by Carla Echevarria.
The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume has been a labor of excitement and obsession for Jehanne and me and the Literary House Press, including our awesome intern, student Samantha Gross. And although it will not be officially released until October, we have held the first copies in our hands and felt the incomparable sensation of months of difficult, precise work made tangible. 
Can you smell that? 
Poetry is in the air. 
Happy National Poetry Month, one and all.


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