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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 16th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Okay...

You have my attention. Sorry it took me a little while to reply; I wanted to do it justice, and the Torn World Muse Fusion ate my midweek.

>>As publisher for Hunt Press, I would love to publish a book of poems on the Origami Mage or actually a book of any of your poems. I love your work.<<

This Hunt Press?
http://www.huntpress.com

I'm two poems into the tale of the Origami Mage; while it's early to be considering a book, I'm likely to be interested. I may ask my readers for more ideas about this character.

As for other books -- I actually have one manuscript in hand, Sir Rosalind's Ride and Other Poems from the Hall of Heroes. That's fantasy poetry; I'd probably want to add a few of my more recent ones since I bundled it in 2008, I think. There are several sets of poems that I've written, which aren't yet bundled into manuscripts but could be, including "Vampires of the World" and "The Poetic States of America" and the Welsh form poems I wrote last year. Plus I've considered releasing the Poetry Fishbowl poems in a collection or annual chapbooks or somesuch. I have stacks of Pagan poetry, but that's not really bundled into a set as such, yet.

I'm sufficiently interested at this point that I'd like to discuss what kind of contract terms you typically offer, which should probably go to private message or email.

>>Second part is that I absolutely think you should also do the unique/handmade expensive version *as well*, because I love art object books with such an unholy love that well, if it were a sin, I'd be well-damned by now.<<

I'm a book-lover myself. I also have the ulterior advantage of a librarian friend who does bookbinding. She makes the most darling miniature books with ribbon spines, cloth covers, and colored flyleaves. So I thought there might be some appeal in a value-added edition. *grin* Once upon a time, books were uniquities and handmade works of art; then they became cheap mass-produced comforts; and now they're heading back towards rarities again, which means that art object books will be returning to interest. In a world where so much is still mass-produced and largely unremarkable, having a custom-printed unique book of favorite content could be very nifty. Plus if this idea works, it could catch on as another option for cyberfunded creativity projects.
From: angela_n_hunt Date: April 16th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Yes! *That* Hunt Press.

Ping me at ahunt@huntpress.com.

And clearly I need to update the submission page, because until your work, I never thought I would consider poetry seriously for us.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 16th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

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>>Yes! *That* Hunt Press.<<

Yay! I'm happy to hear that. It looks like a very cool press, with a philosophy and subject area similar to mine.

>>Ping me at ahunt@huntpress.com.<<

Will do.

>>And clearly I need to update the submission page, because until your work, I never thought I would consider poetry seriously for us.<<

Wow! I'm flattered and excited that I managed to open up that door.

I like turning people onto good poetry; it was one of my favorite parts of magazine editing, and I still pull news from the Science Fiction Poetry Association when there's cool stuff to share. You might also enjoy a post I wrote about editing poetry:
http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/7869.html
From: angela_n_hunt Date: April 19th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I've always loved poetry, but a lot of modern poetry has left me quite cold. Your work is quite refreshing.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 20th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)

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Thank you! I don't really write in a modern style; my roots are firmly in classic and ancient poetry. From what I've seen, most modern poetry is lacking in technical skill, a consequence of it being taught poorly and other factors.

There are exceptions, though. Speculative fiction poetry and Pagan poetry have some very talented writers, and the readership is more engaged too. That makes me happy.
From: angela_n_hunt Date: April 20th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

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That's probably why I love it so much. The "modern" style leaves me utterly cold. I've only recently discovered spec and pagan poetry. Really digging what I've found and read so far.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 20th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

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This is a good source for speculative poetry:
http://www.sfpoetry.com/
From: angela_n_hunt Date: April 20th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Ooo! Thank you!!!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 20th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

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You're welcome. I'm an avid networker, so I know a lot of other poets and some assorted groups. *chuckle* It even gets me work, occasionally.
From: angela_n_hunt Date: April 19th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Crowdfunded art object books are an awesome idea.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 20th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)

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Thanks! It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
From: angela_n_hunt Date: April 20th, 2010 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)

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I echo that sentiment. :)
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