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The Sketchbook Project

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to begin submitting my poetry for publication again.  In addition to the traditional outlets, I’ve found some more offbeat ways to get my poetry out into the world.

One of those is The Sketchbook Project, a massive community art project housed by the Brooklyn Art Library. The idea is, artists order a sketchbook, fill it with any form of art or writing they desire, register it online, and mail it back to the library. The curators will then keep the book on display, and scan a bar code anytime someone views it. This allows the artist to keep track of how many times their book is viewed. There is also the option to have a sketchbook scanned and posted in their digital library as well.

So far I am still working out how I will fill mine, but it is a great way for me to utilize a lot of my horror poetry, as the amount of publications that accept speculative poetry appear to be very limited. I don’t really think of myself as an artist, but I am enjoying the challenge of coming up with a way to fill this book up with words and illustration in some fashion!

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10 Comments

  1. I’m so glad you’re doing that Sketchbook Project. It looks so cool–just came up on my Twitter feed today and I thought that looked like the coolest project/way to exhibit your work! Keep us posted!

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  2. Great! Just what I need, another way to obsessively track how many people are reading my writing. I recently read Vademeer’s Borne. I still can’t decide if I like it. The narration was too much telling and not enough showing but I keep finding myself thinking about it. Have you read much of his stuff? I’d like to give another book a try. Have you read enough to recommend his “best” work?

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