Issue 10.1 is now complete, and I’m pleased to be able to offer it as a printed book.
This is something I’ve wanted to do with tinywords for a long time. There is something about the physicality of a book that makes for a completely different experience: Not better or worse, but different. It’s more tactile, more conducive to relaxed reading, more leisurely, and feels less evanescent.
I’ve taken a lot of care to present the poems as carefully and beautifully in this volume as they appear here on the web site. Each poem stands on its own page, with lots of room to “breathe,” and the layout I think is simple without becoming monotonous.
Thanks to Lulu, a print-on-demand service, the print version of tinywords is just $9 plus shipping. If you buy a copy, about three dollars will go to tinywords, and we’ll use that money for the next edition and for our web hosting fees.
I hope you like this edition of tinywords. Of course, you can still browse through all of the poems in the issue 10.1 archive here, and you can read an electronic version of the print issue on Scribd, a document-sharing service, for free.
A few notes about issue 10.1: It was edited by d. f. tweney, with help from Shae Davidson, David Jensen, and John Emil Vincent.
The background art (the drawing of a calla lily) is by d. f. tweney.
The summer issue, 10.2, will begin appearing here tomorrow, with a new, summer-themed look. I hope you’ll join us for it!