If you're attending AWP 2015 in beautiful Minneapolis, we hope to see you around!
We'll be located at the bookfair in the George Mason University booth, #1308 and 1306. We'll have miniatures, feminist candy hearts, and the coolest poetry business cards you've ever seen. In addition to new miniatures from Kevin McLellan and Tanya Paperny, we are launching limited-edition expanded collections of our miniatures series from 2012 (previously out of print) and 2013.
The first time I made a book, I did so with words and art. My second grade teacher asked us to illustrate a story we wrote. She taught us book arts, how to sew pages, bind by stitching, design covers. I bound mine in red checked contact paper to suggest picnic, tablecloth, summer feast. My crayoned cover featured a girl and a bowl of fruit. I think I must have known at that moment that what writers do, is put together books, and that some of the best books are illustrated.