Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Brief History of Mail by Lisa Vihos

Pebblebrook Press, an imprint of Stoneboat, announces the publication of its first chapbook: A Brief History of Mail by our very own Lisa Vihos. The chapbook features 19 poems that Lisa identifies as "reader favorites," and poets Philip Dacey, Marilyn Taylor, and Ned Balbo have all given it the thumbs up. (For what it's worth, Rob, Jim, and Signe have also given it the thumbs up.)

Lisa will be reading from (and selling) the chapbook at Talking Stick in Venice, California on Tuesday, August 23, so if you're in the LA area, stop by to check it out. Even if you're not in LA (and let's face it -- most of us aren't), you can still get a copy of A Brief History of Mail. For a mere $10, you can add this beautiful chapbook to your collection. Lisa will even sign it if you ask her nicely. To get your copy, click on the "Buy it Now" button at the bottom of this post.

This is Stoneboat's first foray into publishing beyond the journal, and we've had a lot of fun with it. (We've learned a lot, too. Thanks Karl!) This was truly a group effort -- Lisa wrote some awesome poems, Jim did a fantastic job on the cover and layout, Signe worked her proofreading magic, and Rob gave lots of encouragement and moral support. Something tells us that this will not be our last chapbook adventure.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I am so pleased and honored to have such incredible friends for co-editors and mentors. Thank you all. Thank you Signe for this very nice plug for the chapbook. I would like to mention a case in point of the kind of wisdom Karl brings to our venture. In my last post, I mentioned that "A Brief History of Mail" would be printed by Arugula Press. Turns out, there is already an Arugula Press out on in Portland. Karl googled this and discovered the overlap. So, I started trying to think of a new name, and within the hour, he came up with Pebblebrook Press, which resonates nicely with Stoneboat. So, let that be a lesson. If you are inventing a press name to publish your own book, make sure you Google it first!