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ephemere, is taking pre-orders for a calligraphy poembook:

calligraphy poembook

Kandila will be a little book rendered completely, from the title page to the very last leaf, in calligraphy. It will feature three of my (rather long!) bilingual love poems to my country, the Philippines, rendered in different calligraphic styles, as well as a few pages of baybayin calligraphy and “Mia playing around with letters” calligraphy art. I estimate the approximate length at fifty to sixty calligraphed pages. Each book will be signed.

A .pdf of the entire book will be available for free online. Please note that there will be parts of this book rendered in Filipino, but the translation will not be calligraphed; instead it will be available as a printed sheet accompanying the book, and will also be freely viewable online.

Kandila will be sent out by mid-November. All funds raised will go toward supporting me in the wake of my being terminated from my job, which I lost due to my unwillingness to remain silent about my marginalized identity and beliefs.Details here.

Please support her & signal boost if you can!

– Help Middle Child Press reach 1000 copies!

A year and five months ago, Amaya Radjani and I decided to start our own publishing press for authoresses of color. The Woman from Cheshire Avenue (2011) is our third release in almost a year, and we have a fourth on the way (*crosses fingers*).

When we first got into this venture, we invested literally thousands of dollars and reached out to several female authors of color spanning multiple styles and genres. I understood that such a endeavor takes time (and money) and I was willing to invest the necessary patience.

I still am.

I believe in what we are doing, most importantly because it’s not something I’m seeing widely done, yet is so very essential for the literary needs of the modern WoC. At Middle Child Press, we wear our weird on the outside, and we want all of you to see.

So please help our cause by spreading the word and boosting the signal. We’re trying to sell 1000 copies of The Woman from Cheshire Avenue by October 15, 2011 (already got a sale this morning). A main priority of those proceeds – you guessed it – is to try to expand our titles and acquire more professional lunatics authors on the roster, and promote those authors as well. More details here.