I expect this to be live April 7. I’ll post the link when it is!
I decided to collect my little poems into a chapbook. I didn’t even know for sure what a chapbook was even though, back in the day, all the poetry MFA “kids” in my graduate program in English at the University of Denver went on about them at potluck dinners saying things like, “Yes, I hope to have a chapbook ready by the end of the quarter.” It all sounded very precious, so I ignored them reverse-snob that I am. Basically it’s just a small book that holds one chapter of a longer work or enough poems to fill 40 pages. I guess it was the way they said it… Oh well…
I put the poems together for my dad who died 50 years ago and wanted me to be a poet when I grew up. So… I guess this means I’ve grown up. Most of the poems are about nature and dogs (who knew?) The title is also explained in the book.
It will be for sale on Amazon April 6 or 7 for $5.25. I will make a whole dollar in royalties. Silver dollars would be cool, but I don’t think it’ll work that way.
It was a fun project to design. It has a couple of photos but that wasn’t my first idea, just as I worked today to finish it up I thought, “Hmmm this needs a picture and so does this,” so there are two photos.
13 thoughts on “A chapbook?”
I know what I’m asking for for Mother’s Day!!!
Now you have me thinking of doing a chapbook.
If you need a designer for me it’s the most fun part. 🙂
That would be interesting. And fun.
Will see if it’s available in the UK
It will be — still not live, but maybe tomorrow! I’ll let you know.
Great cover and title, Martha. Not that I would be so shallow to buy a book on those two things. 😉
I would (have been…) 😀
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