January 11, 2008

Drum roll please....


...Coming in March to a bookstore near you. Brent Casanova, the artist at Western Michigan, did a fantastic job. The image of a cat falling is taken from the title poem. I like that it has an immediate, identifiable connection with the book (seems like a lot of new covers bear an eye-catching but random image: a visual non sequitur, at least until you read the book). This design has a strong graphic and kinetic value; no paintings in boxes here. Thanks Brent!

18 comments:

greg rappleye said...

Lovely!

Congratulations!

nate said...

Looks great, Sandra! Big congrats from me!

Bernadette Geyer said...

Hooray! I love it!

carly said...

Soon you'll be like #4 in sales!! congrats!!!

Don said...

This is a cool cover -- like the interesting yellow shades. Congrats! (Does the cat trasnform into a tiger? ;) )

C.M. Mayo said...

Congratulsations Sandra-- it's a really splendid cover. I look forward to reading it!

childheroine said...

Congratulations, Sandra -- this is wonderful. I really like the cover -- it evokes the whole nine lives idea, besides just being very neat.

This is Jan. :> I told you I read your blog, but I haven't created one myself per se. I'm trying to stay in touch with this e-blog address, but also stay incognito at the same time.

Anyway, I hope to get a copy of your book, very soon! <3

Anne said...

Oh, very cool cover! I'm looking forward to having a copy in my hands. :)

Oliver de la Paz said...

Love the kitty. So excited to get my hands on a copy of your book!

susan said...

Hi Sandra,
I got here via 32poems. I'm new to the whole blog thing but not to new to connecting with poets online. Congrats on your collection. Will be back to read more. Looking forward to hearing more about your release.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

It's a lovely cover.

newzoopoet said...

It's perfect!

Sandra said...

It's really great to hear everyone's feedback.

For a while, only a few friends and family had seen it--and their responses had been mainly "I can't see your name," which occasioned a color correction in the design. But now the cat's out of the bag, so to speak...

Jan, Susan, thanks for showing your faces to say hello. = ) The blog world welcomes you!

Laurel said...

Woo hoo! Major major congrats! It's lovely.

Amy said...

LOVE THE COVER!!
Meeeeow!!!
See you soon!
xo

Matthew Thorburn said...

Great looking cover! I just saw it over on the New Issues site and came over to your blog for a closer look. I'm looking forward to reading your book!

Nick said...

Belated congrats!

Matthew Thorburn said...

Sandra, will New Issues have copies of your book at AWP? (I hope so!)