As I work on layout for annie won's chapbook, I have been mulling over the press. What I love best about making chapbooks are the discoveries. I have published some astonishing women poets with Nous-zōt, often discovering the work I want to make books for through reading. Both Metta Sama's chap and the just published Speaking in Tongues without Skulls by Carolyn Hembree have their origin in reading their work in journals. As for annie won's chap, I discovered her intensely visual, innovative work at a reading in Providence, RI, where I was also a guest. Poets are everywhere, its true, but Nous-zōt poets are something special!
Here is a first pass at designing the cover for annie won's before i can sleep.
Cardstock color? Peach? Butter yellow? Something soothing, I think. Perhaps a series in three colors: peach, yellow, warm pink.
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