Here is my latest draft of the cover for The Lilac Years:
I had placeholder text on the back that I needed to replace with something. Rather than add a blurb, preview one of the poems, or keep it all minimalist and get rid of the text altogether, I decided to add the list of words. I figure it gives some idea of what is in the book, piques curiosity (what are ‘wombats’ and ‘Harvey Keitel’ doing in a poetry collection?), and, in calling to mind those children’s books that list their vocabularies, adds an element of whimsy. I will sit with this for a couple of days before deciding whether or not to keep it—I am still waiting to hear about a couple of poems I have submitted to journals anyway.
(17 November 2017)