Here's the briefest, quickest little sneak peek of my newest release, Framework.
This book was no accident, and is by no means slapped together: I've been writing A Poem Before Breakfast every morning for a little over two months now. I wanted to compile a book of some of my favorites (so far). But I wanted the book to be more than just a rehash of my favorite poems...that book would bore me, and certainly bore you. I wanted a cozy book with a minimalistic and arty background. But I had no idea how to make cozy-minimal-arty happen.
Cut to a trip to the High Museum of Art.
I traveled into Atlanta for a Creative Mornings Atlanta event; afterward , the High graciously allowed attendees free admission the museum. It was 10 a.m., and I had a few hours before I met my husband for lunch. So I popped in for a visit. I've been to the High many, many times, and the art was inspiring, but familiar. So I decided to focus my perspective on something new: the frames holding the art. How did the frames complement the art? What shadows did they cast? I took 300 photos that day...of corners, of edges, of shadows.
I left revved up and ready to make Frameworks. I had found the perfect backdrops for my poems: frames and edges and shadows and white walls.
This is the cozy-arty-minimal book I'll reach for on those rainy afternoons; when I'm snuggled on the couch with my honey, and there's nowhere else I want to be.
This is that book.
Framework will be available on October 8. Get it here.