First and foremost, it’s been awesome to read through all the submissions we received—there is a lot of wonderful work in there that I can’t wait to share with the world. But before that, of course, some other details need to be taken care of. Rachel and I met with Ooligan’s design team this week to view options for the cover. We’ve selected three that will go to a press-wide vote on Monday (and, personally, I would be thrilled with any of them—our designers did a great job). Seeing the covers has made me extra impatient for the real live book.
We’ve also been working on the interior of the book, the grouping of the poems and overall concept. This has always been and continues to be a unique project that requires adjustment and reshaping as we move forward toward a finished whole. While this is sometimes challenging, it’s always rewarding and I’m confident the result will be even better than we originally imagined.
Things are moving quickly now so keep checking back for the latest updates!