'Slow To Burn' rekindled

The original version of Slow To Burn.
My chapbook, Slow To Burn, will be reissued by Seven Kitchens Press in July 2011 as part of the ReBound Series. I am, obviously, thrilled. Along with Slow To Burn, Steve Turtell's Letter To Frank O'Hara, Jeffrey Beam's Midwinter Fires and Louis McKee's No Matter will also be released as part of the series. Many thanks to editor/publisher Ron Mohring for making this happen!

A little Slow To Burn history: The chapbook was originally published by MetroMania Press in 2006 as a limited edition of 300 signed and numbered copies. MetroMania publisher Tanya Keyser created a beautiful, unique book with a thick matte black cover, red foil lettering and vellum end papers. All 300 copies were sold in about a year-and-a-half. Slow To Burn remains my favorite book and contains poems like "The Virgin Mary Appears in a Highway Underpass," "Wonder Woman," "The Clarity of Loss" and "What Remains." The title was inspired by the great Vanessa Daou's album of the same name.

The reissue, which will feature a new introduction by my friend and fab poet Karen Head, will also be a limited edition of 125 copies and the design will harken back to the original version. Pre-sales will begin next spring.


Justin Evans said…
Congratulations! Second editions and re-issues are a really wonderful event.
Julie D said…
I love love love chapbooks. I have a few myself. Will definitely pick it up. Congrats on the reissue.

Julie Dolcemaschio
Karen J. Weyant said…
Congrats! (I just love Seven Kitchens Press!)

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