Friday, December 11, 2015

ABCs of Women's Work

I am pleased to announce that I have a new poetry chapbook, ABCs of Women's Work, just out from a wonderful small literary press, Red Bird Chapbooks, of St. Paul, Minnesota. I have admired their chapbooks since they began. Many thanks to Editor-in-Chief Sarah Hayes, Poetry Editor Jenny McDougal, and Book Designer and Red Bird Founder Dana Hoeschen for all their fine work on my book and others! Also thanks to Elizabeth Laidman, who stitched this ABC sampler in 1760, and to my son Hudson Rio, who helped with the cover design! You can order the book here if you are looking for a stocking stuffer for yourself or someone who loves poetry, or writes it! I would be very glad and grateful if you did! Keep in mind that Red Bird publishes limited editions of only 100 copies of each book, a perfect amount for small poetry chapbooks! This one is 6" by 6" and looks exactly like a tiny sampler! Historically smudged.

Sample poems linked below:

How to Jump Through Hoops (at Red Bird)--H poem

Nameless Creek (at Eclectica)--N poem

Grasshopper and the Ant (at Umbrella)--G poem

Local Patterns (at Soundzine)--L poem {broken link, zine gone}

You get the idea!

And many thanks to the editors who first published these and other poems from the book in their print and online journals!


seana graham said...

Very cool. Thank heavens for Paypal because mine is ordered already.

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Seana! Yes, PayPal is a wonderful thing.

seana graham said...

A dangerous thing, but a wonderful thing.

Loved the sample poems, by the way. An easy sell. And the cover art is great.

Kristin Berkey-Abbott said...

I just ordered my copy--I look forward to reading it!

Kathleen said...

Kristin, thank you so much!

Candace said...

Congratulations, Kathleen! Looking forward to reading "you" again. Have a blessed holiday. Candace

Kathleen said...

Thank you so much, Candace! You have a great holiday, too, and a happy, happy new year.

Molly said...

Just ordered -- can't wait to read it! I love Red Bird chapbooks -- they are so, so beautiful. Congratulations to you!

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Molly! I love the Red Bird chapbooks, too.