FROM THE DESK OF E. KRISTIN ANDERSON:
I'm so excited to share the cover for my next book (and first chapbook!) with you! I actually got to have a hand in choosing the artist for this cover (which is super unusual!), and I loved working with her! She took my ideas and made something that was both in line with what I was thinking of and completely different and way better. Jodie Wynne
!), who illustrated and hand-lettered the cover for A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY
, is a genius. And I can't wait to see her illustrations on tons of book covers to come.
So, without further waffling, here's the cover:
Finishing Line Press, 2014.
So! What do you think? Are you as excited as me about this book coming out? (The correct answer is YES!)
Here are some cool things other poets have said about A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY:
Found poetry is a deceivingly challenging practice; working within a constrained vocabulary, poets must remake the text anew. In A Jab of Deep Urgency, Anderson carefully erases pieces of Egan’s text, leaving behind a dynamic, personal narrative made all the more remarkable because of the myriad voices represented in the original text. The poems, each remarkable in their own right, cohere into a perceptive commentary on the relationships people have with each other and the environments in which they live.
-- Jenni B. Baker, editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review
Kristin Anderson took a post-modern literary endeavor and turned it into an experience that pops with rhythmic, elegant staccato. She's like a glass comber on a beach, coming up with gem after gem, revisiting a masterpiece and making it her own, even down to the last line: "See, it's mine."
-- Kirsten Smith, author of Trinkets and screenwriter of 10 Things I Hate About You.
“See, it’s mine” is a line from one of E. Kristen Anderson’s delicious found poems. Her source text is a Jennifer Egan novel and Ms. Anderson has made from those splendid pages something uniquely hers and equally satisfying. Did I mention I love this collection? I do.
-- Ron Koertge, award-winning novelist and author of The Ogre’s Wife and Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses
And, I'm so psyched, because.....EDUCATORS! I'll be working with a teacher pal to create a reading guide for this and my other chapbook, A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE
. If you have any thoughts on what might be helpful in a reading/teaching guide for poetry, please don't be shy -- leave a comment!
Watch this space for more info on release dates and pre-ordering info as it becomes available. I can't wait to share this chapbook with you! In the mean time you can add A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY
! (You can add A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE