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Of Interest: Burn the Diaries, How Literature Saved My Life, Storytelling Through Textiles and The Writer’s Garden September 25, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews, Photography

 Burn the Diaries by Moyra Davey and Alison Strayer. Illustrated with photos by Davey. “The dross of the diary, the compulsion to scribble, the delusion that we can hold on to time. The inversion of this neurosis is the anxiety of being read, the fear of wounding and, just as strong, the dread of being unmasked.” Comprised of texts from Moyra Davey and Alison Strayer Burn the Diaries is a meditation on the act of…

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A five book (one letter and one record) birthday salute to william carlos williams September 17, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

Paterson.  Published by New Directions, 1946-58. Williams’s magnum opus. Today is the birthday of the influential American poet William Carlos Williams (1883-1963). From the Poetry Foundation: William Carlos Williams has always been known as an experimenter, an innovator, a revolutionary figure in American poetry. Yet in comparison to artists of his own time who sought a new environment for creativity as expatriates in Europe, Williams lived a remarkably conventional life. A doctor for more than…

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Project Hieroglyph: Helping turn Science Fiction toward Utopia September 8, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews, Video

Project Hieroglyph is “a global collective of writers and researchers” whose aim is to turn the dystopian tide of recent science fiction toward creative inspiration. Born in 2011 from a Neal Stephenson article entitled  “Innovation Starvation,” in which he called for “a return to inspiration in contemporary science fiction” the project now includes some of best writers, thinkers, and minds on the planet and its first publication, Hieroglyph, is about to hit the shelves.  The name…

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It’s Hug a Book Week! September 7, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Illustration, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

To celebrate the release of Scott Campbell’s new book, Hug Machine, the folks at Simon & Schuster have proclaimed this week Hug A Book Week. Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet tale. Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine! Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED!  Now get…

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Dogs Rule: Nonchalantly September 5, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Illustration, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

For his first book illustrator Mark Ulriksen took to Kickstarter. Somewhat of a dog specialist having “painted dogs for magazines such as The New Yorker, Time, GQ, The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for children’s books and people who wanted a portrait of their dog” he was ready to compile his first book about his canine friends. Hoping to raise $25,000 to produce a worthy, well-made book, when all was said and done, Ulriksen raked in…

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