First Look at "The News"

Gaspereau has posted a few photos of the cover of my new book, currently in production, over on their Instagram account:

Dwiggins ornaments on Saint Armand paper. #letterpress #saintarmandpaper #canadianpoetry #dwiggins

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The cover design, dreamed up by Andrew Steeves, resonates on multiple levels with the themes and images in the book, and is just about as perfect as I could imagine any cover being. There's a solid chance I will pass out when I actually get one in my hands.

Also, some good news on the publication front: both The Fiddlehead and Event magazines will be publishing "sneak previews" from The News concurrently with the book's publication. So if you're a subscriber to either and you want more of a sample of the contents before putting down the big bucks, keep an eye out for the Fall/Winter issues!

If you'd like to read a few poems from the book which are already online, you can do so here.


Poetry in the Park!

Alongside Susan McCaslin, I'm reading tonight as part of the Poetry in the Park series in New Westminster. The series is run by the Royal City Literary Arts Society, and has been going on all summer. You can get more info on the series here.

The show starts at 6 PM, and it sounds like I'll be closing the show.

I hope to see you there!