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"New & Selected Poems" (cover art)
New & Selected Poems

Chris Kent is the cover designer for Black Dog Press, a post he's handled since my novel So Dark the Night a few years back.

Chris's latest assignment might have been his toughest yet but he handled it with a laidback aplomb that I found admirable. He had to design the look of a collection of my best poems and my instructions were quite vague. Keep it simple, no splashy colors, use this photograph...that was pretty much it.

As you can see from the final result, Chris did a spectacular job, surpassing my high expectations (a feat he's managed right from the first).

For more info on our collaboration and this latest release, pop over to my main blog at Beautiful Desolation.