Another year, another chapbook. My latest is called make / mend.
[image: a photo of my piece, ‘after the election’, held open above a tiny airplant in a small ceramic planter, and a collection of river stones]
I’ve opened an online shop
to make it easier to purchase and support my work.
Click the image below to take a visit.
[image: a screenshot of my online shop, showing four brightly-colored chapbook covers and one muted, brown-colored cover]
It took me a long time to open a shop. One roadblock was choosing between different services and websites. Another was setting prices for my work. Yet another was taking photos and writing descriptions of my work.
It is a labor-intensive process, doing these things on my own. Going through the collecting and editing process, sorting out what I would like to make from all that I write over a given period of time, sometimes digging far back in my archives here, in old documents, in old notebooks, in old email threads.
And it is a lovely process, though one that I rarely invite others into. Only a handful of people have read drafts of my chapbooks. I’d like to be more intentional about inviting people into my process. There is great value in having people’s insight on my work in those formative times.
We don’t have to figure it all out ourselves. We don’t have to figure it all out alone.
Now, as ever, we need one another.
You, reading this: I am grateful for you.