Speaking in Pearls: Poems from the Faerie Realm is a numbered edition limited to 50 copies. The text has been printed on cream, archival paper. The cover is a plush, painted velvet. Blue endpapers and white endbands finish off the book, which measures 145mm high by 100mm wide. This title is out of print.
Jane Yolen, known as the Hans Christian Andersen of America, has delighted readers of all ages since her first book, Pirates in Petticoats, was published in 1963. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and picture books — Jane Yolen writes it all. Jane and I go way back in that way only authors and readers can: her Sister Light, Sister Dark informed and strengthened one of my longest-lasting friendships, and since then I have spent many a fine hour curled up in a chair or leaning against a tree, immersed in the words and worlds of this beloved author. It was therefore a terrific pleasure and privilege to have been offered the opportunity to create this handbound book of her faerie poems.
In these fifty-six pages are nineteen pieces spanning fifty-two years of Jane’s poetry. The full table of contents follows…
Telling Tales Redux
Dish Ran Away
The Elephant’s Bride
The Gospel of the Rope
Fat Is Not A Fairy Tale
A Promise to Eurydice: A Sonnet
The Spindle’s Tale: A Prose Poem
The Making of a Unicorn
Annual Children’s Illustration Show Michelson’s Gallery 2010
When Eldest Sister Grew Her Wings: A Prose Poem
Old Merlin Dancing On the Sands of Time
Death Visits the Bad Fairies’ Ball
Listening to the Storyteller: Faerie Con 2010