Today is the day that Saddle Road Press officially releases How Is Travel a Folded Form?, my hybrid book…
…based on the travel accounts of the 19th-century British adventurer, Isabella Bird.
In the book, Isabella and a modern narrator journey together through the American West, interrogating tourism, pioneering, photography, women’s work, landscapes, and the meaning of water. I had fun not only wandering through these topics but playing with form as I went–is this fiction? poetry? a strange sort of essay? and what is “The Reader” doing in these pages, anyway?–and SRP’s Don Mitchell worked hard to realize my concept in his design.
If you’re intrigued, here’s the SRP page with links to Indie Bound, Powell’s, Amazon and B&N. Or just contact me–anyone who buys the book directly from me will get my new chapbook, Spinning Pins, as a bonus, while they last.
I’ll be working to set up readings from this book–stay tuned!