Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is to write a ‘book spine’ poem. This involves writing a poem using the titles of books on your bookshelf. My poem neatly divided itself into sections, based on where my books are shelved. Instead of numbering these sections, I have labelled them according to their approximate (relative) compass points. The book titles I used are listed in the tags. Continue reading
This Wednesday, October 8th, I will be reading poems from my books at Shift Massage in Seattle—open house from 5:30 to 7, with my reading starting at around 6:30. To mark the event, I have generated coupon codes good for 50% off the price of the e-books (your choice of ePub or Kindle formats) on Smashwords. The code for Separation Anxiety is VR54S; the code for Journalism is GB82B.
My first book, Separation Anxiety (ISBN 9781937358471), is now available in printed form from any book store with an Espresso Book Machine. An exception is the University Book Store in Seattle, since their EBM is down, but they should have a couple of copies in store, thanks to their arrangement with Powell’s.Continue reading
When I uploaded the e-book version of Separation Anxiety to Smashwords, the only version that I could be sure would look the way it was supposed to was the Kindle version. Both the iBooks reader and Adobe Digital Editions rendered the ePub file quite differently—and neither looked very good, quite frankly. Since the ePub file passed the validation process, however, there wasn’t much I could do; I simply had to trust that it would work the way it was supposed to. Continue reading