Well, here’s what the cover looks like. It was designed by Carleton Wilson (see more of his book covers here) who does a lot of Nightwood’s covers. His great design work was definitely one of the things that made Nightwood Editions appealing to me when I was looking around for a home for the book.
There was a a fair bit of back and forth before we got to this final image. It would be interesting to show the progression, but I’ll save it for another time. Anyway, I really like this image. At first I didn’t think I wanted something so directly related to the title but I really have a fondness for those old antennae. We had them on our houses back in Dubai and they always seemed like weird magical objects. Which is what a book is, too.
While I’m here I’ll note that the page for my book is up at the Nightwood site. Check it out.
There’s bunch of stuff to update and I’m sick today so it’s a good time to do it. I’ll start with the most exciting news: my manuscript has been accepted by Nightwood Editions one of my favourite Canadian publishers. It’ll be out in Spring or Fall of 2015. Nightwood puts out really beautiful books; some on my shelf are by Nick Thran, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Ray Hsu, and Renee Saklikar. Also titles from my dear friend Kayla Czaga and the awesome Alex Leslie will be out this month too. I respect and admire these folk very much so it’s nice to be under this same roof.
Haven’t had a deep look at my manuscript for a while, but I’m hoping to get more work done on it in the next while, and hopefully be able to add a handful of new poems. We’ll see what time allows.
I’ve been not quite sure about the title but I think, unless a new one storms into my head, it’s going to be: Transmitter & Receiver. I just wrote an explanation of my thoughts about it here but then deleted it. I’ll just let it sit here for now.
So that’s the good news. I have other fun things to tell you about but I’ll wait a few days between posts.