Things are really starting to move forward this week as we begin to finalize what the finished manuscript will look like. We’ve received material for our introduction, narrowed down the poems we will be using, and decided on a basic outline for all the interior pieces (including student work, William Stafford poems, and teaching material). We will be mailing out official award letters to our student writers this week.

Another bit of exciting news—we have a cover! As I wrote in my last post, all were great designs, but I’m especially happy with the one that was chosen. Even more importantly, now we can move ahead with interior design to bring all of the pieces into a cohesive whole. I know I’ve said it before, and will undoubtedly say it again, but I am so excited to share this book with you all.

We only have a few weeks left of the quarter and a lot to accomplish (both on and off the project). Here’s to a strong finish!

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