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Putting Together a Book

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Archive | 1 comment

Putting Together a Book

A collection of poems, stories, or essays has to be arranged, of course.  There’s always the default:  chronological, either by content or by date written. There’s something to that, since that gives a history of your mind on its travels. But perchance–likely, in fact–there’s a different kind of history—more of a dance—only discernible when the whole is in front of you. I don’t know any other way to do this arranging, myself, but to print out the whole manuscript and lay pages out on the floor—I’m talking about poems, now. With essays, it’s easier to keep the...

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