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Success & cover for Familiars

Cover of Familiars by Holly Wren Spaulding

We have been stunned, delighted and grateful for the response to the gofundme campaign and that we were able to met our initial goal so promptly. We have been working to get the files ready to go to the printer and are now happy to be able to share the cover for Familiars.

gofundme Familiars

The pandemic this year has changed how poetry books are sold and bought. You can no longer go along to a reading at your local bookstore, chat with the author afterwards, buy a book and get it autographed. This has a knock-on effect on the author, and then the publisher. To address these issues, we have started a gofundme campaign for Holly Wren Spaulding’s new poetry book Familiars. The initial goal is to cover the costs of printing, but if we are fortunate enough to succeed with that, any additional funds will be used to pay the ‘& Co.’, all the collaborators, illustrators, artists, book designers, photographers etc who help to make the books extra special. For you the reader, this is a way to pre-order the book (don’t forget to let us know where you want it mailed) and gofundme copies will be shipped before it goes on sale on Amazon.

Familiars in the Undergrowth

image © Tate

Image © Tate: “Undergrowth,” 1941, Eliot Hodgkin (1905-1987) Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1943

We are very happy to confirm that the image Holly was hoping to see for the cover of Familiars has now been successfully licensed from the Tate, London. It is “Undergrowth” by the British artist Eliot Hodgkin. It conveys the depth and mystery of the natural world – just perfect for Holly’s work.

Watershed at MidCurrent

Very nice review of Cameron Scott’s poetry chapbook Watershed by Spencer Durrant on the MidCurrent website.

“You’ll read Watershed and likely think more deeply about your own place in the world – the one with fish, and the one without them.” Thank you, Spencer!

Familiars coming into view

With all of our collective challenges we have felt lucky to have unique poetry to work on and carry us through this time. Our work has resulted in a beautiful selection and sequencing of poems and a title – Familiars. There’s still a lot of work to do: book design, type-setting, illustration, and cover creation.

Accident at the Eric Hoffer Awards

I was very pleased to learn that Accident by Caroline Maun was a Finalist in the recent Eric Hoffer Book Awards for 2020. Well done Caroline!

Watershed in The FlyFish Journal

Excellent review of Cameron Scott‘s poetry chapbook Watershed by the editor of The FlyFish Journal. Nice work Cameron!

Coronavirus update from Alice Greene & Co

We are working from home and have stock of our poetry chapbooks here and will continue to be able to ship orders promptly.

Stay safe

Cold-Running Current now available

I am pleased to be able to announce that Cold-Running Current is back from the printer and available for purchase. More information on the publication page.

Detail from inside Cold-Running Current

New Work from Holly Wren Spaulding

We have received a first draft of Holly’s new poetry that we first heard and saw in Leelanau, Michigan as part of her artist in residency at the Cultural Center. Everyone in the audience was wowed by her presentation and asking when the poems that were exhibited would be available in book form (Holly had brought letterpress broadsides to display on the walls and sell at the event). We were very excited to be offered this manuscript, and now that we have her text, we are getting to work.