This title is out of print.
At first glance, it reads like a simple poem, and looks like a simple book…
A blue, embroidered paper cover, a ribbon to keep it closed, one lone sewn signature.
Endpapers glued to a hard cover. And then you open it…
And you read it, and realize there is nothing simple inside.
When I received Paige’s illustrations, I knew right away that I was going to have to do something different. Something I’d never actually done to a book before, but why not? Endpapers fold out to reveal the landscapes of Adrienne’s two travelers. I read this as a love poem of the finest kind.
About the author: Adrienne’s debut collection of poetry, Lost Books (Flipped Eye Publishing, 2010), was nominated for the 2010 LNPA Best New Poet Award and for the 2011 Forward Prize, and was also a finalist for the 2011 People’s Book Prize. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of strange and wonderful publications, including Sybil’s Garage, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, Cabinet des Fées, Midnight Echo, Not One of Us, Dreams & Nightmares, Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, and anthologies (just to name a few). Her short fiction has also appeared both online and in print. Her two chapbooks, Devil’s Road Down and Wanderlust, are available from Maverick Duck Press. You can find her online at ajodasso.livejournal.com.
About the Artist: Paige C. Zaferiou is a writer, cartoonist, and teaist [sic] living and creating in San Francisco. Come and play at www.paigezee.com.
Journeying first appeared in Mythic Delirium, Issue 20.