Happy New Year to folklore & literacy readers old and new!
Recently I’ve been going through my personal archives and found the first manuscript of original poetry (along with my original cover art) that I ever put together.
When Broadside Press expressed interest in publishing my book, I decided to call it Upside Down Tapestry Mosaic History, from my poem “Grandiloquent.” The book was published in 1987.
Since this was in the 1980s, I typed my poems on a typewriter, using carbon paper, and Wite-out! Emotionally it hurts a little bit to realize that the technology I used back then could be considered archaic now – some 30 years later.