Okay, so my mad dash to get a new book out is finished. I rather amazed myself with how quickly I got RETELLINGS assembled, designed and into print. Not to mention creating eleven illustrations (albeit quite simple ones that required no physical drawing) and the cover.
It’s the longest poetry collection yet, coming in at 70 pages — and I let the pieces run on rather than placing them one to a page as in the past. That was partly due to the fact that I included a handful of ‘vignettes’ along with the poems. There was more recent work than in the last chapbook, or the first one, for that matter. Still, a few pieces go back a decade or two.
RETELLINGS is, of course, available at the Arachis Press shop at Lulu (which we use for our printing). The paperback (6x9) goes 7.50; there are also EPUB and PDF versions.
What next? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll go to the beach.