Hooray! My prose poem collection, The Magic Rectangle, is available now from Folded Word. I just love this cover, designed by Folded Word’s Editor in Chief JS Graustein. I think you’ll like the inside, too—more than 20 prose poems that explore the weird and the divine, the natural and the domestic, and hunger of all kinds. You can read three FREE sample poems by clicking on the order page. Just scroll down to read “Junk Drawer,” “Cassini’s Mistress of the Night,” and “Knife Fight with Coconut: Dénouement.” (Let me know what you think in the comments below!)
But wait, there’s more! We have an awesome pre-sale event going on right now—order before Dec. 10, 2017 and save $$ off the cover price. You can order signed or unsigned copies, in singles or three-packs. (We’ve already broken a press record for most multi-packs sold—thank you, devoted fans!) Signed copies make GREAT holiday gifts, but if you’re local, I can sign it for you anytime at my readings. I will be reading in Evergreen, Colorado, at The Place on Dec. 10, 2017 (27886 Meadow Drive), and at Book Bar in Denver on February 3, 2018. I’ll announce other venues in the near future.
Another great thing about this pre-sale: My publisher is an artisanal literary press, so you when you order your copies, you’re supporting a small business with sustainable, eco-conscious practices. As they put it, “We strive to make literature a sustainable and accessible art form through ecologically-aware production methods and disability-friendly ebooks.” Their Sustainable Edition of my book, which you get with a pre-sale order, is “printed locally (in Maine) without chemical solvents or plastics.” So you not only support the presses (and me!) by buying direct, you help the environment. And as you can see from the image above, Folded Word’s covers have brighter colors that are protected by a water-based UV coating and their natural papers are eco-friendly. (That makes this nature freak very happy.)
I’m also proud of Folded Word’s devotion to accessibility. Their digital editions are published on the Kindle platform, and can be read anywhere on any app-based device. Text is reflowable with text-to-speech and enhanced typesetting enabled. This edition will be available on December 10, 2017. This is of course offered to those with a Kindle Unlimited membership from Amazon as well.
So there you have it: Great book, great price, great publisher. What more could I ask for? Oh, yeah…readers! So please order your copy today! Remember that Saturday, November 25th is Small Saturday–when we shop to support small businesses like Folded Word. Thank you, as always, for your support. I think you’ll be entertained, moved, and maybe able to see the world from a slightly different slant once you’ve moved around in The Magic Rectangle.