17 March 2011

New Poetry Book forthcoming

It's official! My contract is in the mail...

I'm having
a full-length poetry book published
in February of 2012!

The publisher is WordTech Communications,
under their imprint David Roberts Books

(specializing in "formal and musically-crafted free verse").

It's entitled "Caduceus,"
and it contains 48 poems (67 pages),
including many that have appeared on this blog in earlier versions:
"Dramatis Personae"
"Mappa Mundi"
"Brogue on an Empty Road"
"Croagh Patrick"
"Wotan Wonders if there is a God"
"Natal Astronomy"
"Electrical Work"
"The Curse of Co-Inherence"
... and some older ones. One exciting aspect of this book is the arrangement of the poems, which is just as meaningful as the individual pieces themselves. I am very pleased with how I have the sections arranged to convey internal meanings, and then the relationships among the sections to suggest an overall meaning that is also supported by the prelude poem and the title. But more than that I shall not say -- because I hope you buy the book! There will be more updates on this blog as the release date draws nearer.

I am very excited!!


donnadcowan said...

Congratulations on your book!

I found your blog as I was looking for other WordTech authors. My book, "Between Gods," will be coming out in March 2012 (Cherry Grove imprint). I started a blog recently and my poems are here:

Your blog is great in both appearance and content. Mine needs work! :)

Best, Donna

Iambic Admonit said...

Thanks very much for this, Donna! I've left a reply comment on your blog. Congrats to you, too!

Iambic Admonit said...

P. S. What does the title of your blog signify?

donnadcowan said...


Originally I was going to blog on the book publishing process, but I'm not sure I realistically have time to blog much. It's the title of my book, which is poetry that has a spiritual slant to it - not any particular dogma, but ideas of faith that grew out of experiences with nature, music, relationships, etc. Also a good deal of mythology.

For blurbs, I contacted two old writing professors and a writer that I love (can't believe he said yes!). A friend of mine is a graphic designer and pointed me toward some appropriate artwork and is designing the cover. I'm really excited.

I met another WordTech author last night at a reading (J.D. Smith), just wanted to find some others to share the experience with.

Take care, Donna