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The back cover is now completed and added to the front cover and the entire book has been shipped, electronically, to the printers. Here’s the cover, front and back: Here’s the text for the back cover:   David Budbill continues a wry, joyful examination of life on his semi-metaphorical Judevine Mountain, writing about the New […]

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The last set of page proofs for HAPPY LIFE arrived here electronically—a practically instantaneous way of sending something—on April 22nd. Sending page proofs electronically, albeit swift, as opposed to snailmail, presents a particular difficulty for someone like me with an old printer. I, being an old fashioned kinda guy, wanted to sit at my desk […]

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The first set of page proofs for HAPPY LIFE arrived here via a FedEx truck on the afternoon of Friday, April 1st. I had to leave on a short poetry performance trip on Monday afternoon, which meant I had less than three days to get them back in the mail to Port Townsend. It’s like […]

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One of the great things about working with Copper Canyon Press is that they want the author involved in choosing cover art. They want the author to be happy with the cover. This is not always the case. I published two books, a long time ago, with a large New York house. The first one […]

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I’ve been working on David Caligiuri’s copy edit of my manuscript for HAPPY LIFE. Is it going to be hard-hat or hard hat? How do you spell caddis fly (sp)? Where do we use a one-n dash and where a one-m dash? What words get hyphenated? Do we use a different font for the epigraphs? Do we spell it […]

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