Friday, February 15, 2013

Inksuite

I have a new chapbook. Isn’t it gorgeous? “Inksuite,” it’s called, and the cover art is by Emmanuel Polanco, the Parisian collagist. He recycled the cover of an old book to make this collage, which shows a schoolboy standing in an odd little garden of objects, holding what appears to be a textbook. From above, ink comes raining from a cloud formed by a worn-away edge of the cover. I love the elements -- the geometric plaid, the Sphinx, the one wing, the scribbles, and the gash. Thank you to Emmanuel.

The poems all have to do in some way with reading and books, and also with typefaces and the written word. The poem “On Receiving a Rejection Note One Year and Seven Months after Submitting” is included for its mention of runes, for example. There are poems about specific books, and as always I included some ghazals - “Book of Hours Ghazal” and “Flip-Book Ghazal,” which was recently published by Kestrel

You can order the chap at Dancing Girl Press for $7 (plus postage). You can also do DGP’s bundle deal and order any five books for $25, which is a good way to discover new poets. You could even include my previous DGP chap “Excuse me while I wring this long swim out of my hair” in it! I also recommend J. Hope Stein’s “Talking Doll,” which I just read, and “Boom of a Small Cannon” by Mary Ann Samyn. I loved both those chaps. You wouldn’t have to leave the letter S!

10 comments:

Kathleen said...

Congrats, and thanks for the recommendations, too! Looking forward to your Inksuite!

toniclark said...

I could also just order five copies of yours, since I'm so good at giving them away. ;)

toniclark said...

And that's what I did.

SarahJane said...

Thanks!

Sourav said...

Congrats. I need to buy this. I have been following your poetry since I first saw your poem in the Bakery. I have become a fan.
May I ask which poets have influenced you most, and shaped your poetry?

SarahJane said...

Aren't you kind? Thanks. Send me an email at sjanesloat (at) yahoo dot com with your address and I'll send you one of my other chaps.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations. I'm a fan of DGP and ordered a "mix-tape" once - is is a great way to find new voices!

Bebe Cook said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to read. Hope you are mostly groovy, I have missed reading your words.
:)bebe

Dave Bonta said...

Ordered. I must admit I'm getting a bit impatient for a full-length collection, though.

Emmanuel said...

Merci Sarah, can't wait to have & read it.

Love

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