Wednesday, June 08, 2005

It's funny

In all the thinking and searching for cover art I've been doing, it slipped my mind that one of my dearest friends is a great artist & poet. Duh, Paul. That's why I get paid the big bucks, right? At any rate, Karri Paul and I went to undergrad school together (back when her last name was Harrison); we were even in the same poetry workshops, the best I've ever been in. No small amount of that distinction belongs to her. And to her (now) husband, Bradley Paul, whose book The Obvious, oddly enough, was published by New Issues as one of the Brenda Hillman selections (see: Subject to Change and Lark Apprentice also). The three of us, along with several other really talented young writers, were a tight group. Richard Jackson taught us, if nothing else, how much poetry could matter and mean. We believed it, we breathed it.

And late last night I wrote Karri. We're brainstorming now. This will be fun, and special.

6 comments:

bp said...

You have seen her work, right?

Check out these examples:

http://www.aliensandchildren.org/images/baby1.jpg
http://www.aliensandchildren.org/images/alienandbaby2.jpg

She has talent.

Paul said...

Exactly what I had in mind....

shanna said...

what a fantastic solution! and you're right--that will be extra special. yay.

Paul said...

Yeah, Shanna, I'm excited about it.

Simmons B. Buntin said...

A former co-worker and artist friend designed the cover of my book, as well. Not only did he do a wonderful job, creating a subtle, almost mesmerizing image for the book and its title of Riverfall, but it does mean even more, of course, coming from someone not only who I know, but with whom I've worked closely.

Michael Menkin said...

The drawings on aliensandchildren.org are authentic. There are now documented cases, by the girl's school, of her missing during school time for at least a half an hour and no way of accounting where she went. She cannot wear a thought screen hat while in school. A Scotsman who also had encounters with aliens made a breakthrough by showing that the helmet receives a microwave signal. He used a calibrated Fluke multimeter. This is the first scientific repeatable evidence of alien activity, although the source of the signal cannot be proven. I still make hats and send them to people to try for free. More evidence is coming, I am sure. It's time to stop laughing for everybody.

Michael Menkin
stop alien abductions