My book of poetry and photography, ‘de caelo et tellure,’ has been approved for global distribution, and is now listed on sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble and can furthermore be stocked in bookstores and libraries!
It’s been quite the journey getting to this point and I’m extremely grateful for all of the friends and family who have supported this project and my writing in general. Enjoy! And please make sure to leave reviews wherever you purchase it, or please go to Amazon if you’ve already purchased and read it. Thank you x
Do you want me to stay or leave? on Issuu
I decided to compile my recent visual work with additional photography in a short Issuu zine. I thought this would be a nice project since I likely won’t use the design of these pieces in my next book of poetry. Enjoy!
Somehow this summer I missed that on Aug. 20 (at 4:44am, no less), I hit my 400th poem since starting my poetry project in April 2013. The project was supposed to serve as a revival of my poetry after eight or so years of stagnancy. In these two years, I’ve grown to write honestly, entrust my art to loved ones and strangers alike, perform in Rochester, publish a handful of books, and now have established a great pride and joy in my work.
Pictured are some pages I’ve designed for recent poems, including #400, which I made when I discovered I’d hit this landmark!
#394 – ‘the birds of Mohave.’ Photo: NASA Armstrong (2015)
#401 – ‘the last of the summer musk.’ Photo: Monterey Bay (2015)
#405 – ‘star anise.’ Photo: NASA Ames (2014)
#400 – ‘flowers.’ Photo: Hat Creek Radio Observatory (2014)
I’ve been working on this project for a while, and I’m glad to say it’s finished! ‘de caelo et tellure,’ or, ‘of the sky and the earth,’ is a storybook that uses poetry and photography to retell Classical myths and legends of the Greco-Roman gods and epic heroes.
I have a great passion for Classical mythology and Latin and wanted to pay homage to great Greek and Latin epic and lyrical poetry. ‘de caelo’ plays with the dichotomies of divinity/humanity and earth/heaven, in addition to twisting classic stories of creation and betrayal into ones of triumph, destruction, and love. In utilizing photography alongside these retellings, I hope to capture the spirit of these stories as fables applicable to our lives, and the fantasy of creation tales sourced in the natural world.
The proof copy came out beautifully, and I’m hoping to extend its sale to the Amazon and BN marketplaces.