The countdown is on until Poinciana Paper Press hits Trinidad for the NGC Bocas Lit Festival and then New York City for the 5th Annual CUNY Chapbook Festival, so we've been making some goodies for our table. Besides our chapbooks--including three new books since our last visit to the chapbook festival--we'll be showcasing our fun notebooks finished with a Japanese stab-binding:
I also took the opportunity to use up some leftover covers from the Saltwater Healing book by Angelique V. Nixon to make some bookmarks that people can take to remind them to check out the press online later. The phrases "This is the way we prepare to belong to the sea" and "Nothing returns to shore as whole as it left" are a diptych of sorts that are taken from my poetry collection "Infidelities" and which I feel tap into the spirit of the press: the complex existence of island life and our fragmented identities and the stories which emerge from that push and pull.
If you will be at these festivals, make sure to check them out!