'Slow To Burn' rekindled
|The original version of Slow To Burn.|
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.