I did it. I just pre-ordered a copy of “Kin Types,” Luanne Castle’s new poetry book, which releases this summer. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy. I imagine sitting by the beach in the Alaska twilight and reading as waves crash the shore, the dog by my side. Because, really, is there any other way to read poetry?
Finishing Line Press has revealed the new cover of my chapbook Kin Types. They put it on their website with my headshot, taken by my friend Renee Rivers.
Release date: June 23
A little background on the cover image: this is a tintype from my family collection. It was handpainted, and the jewelry was painted in gold leaf. We don’t know exactly who the photograph is of, but believe it is of the Remine (Remijinse) branch of the family. My great-great-great-grandmother was Johanna Remijinse De Korne, born in Kapelle, Netherlands. I love how the Dutch spelling conjures up the word “reminisce.”