Monday, September 19, 2011

Fire on Her Tongue

This is very cool.

Fire on Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry is the first electronic collection of poems by women writing today.

Not sure how poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy found the time to do this--they are co-editors of Crab Creek Review and co-founders of Two Sylvias Press, the press behind the e-anthology. But they did, pulling together this project with more than 70 participating poets (including yours truly) canvasing the span of the contemporary women's experience.

Also of note, as an e-book, it has a zero carbon-footprint. The call for submissions, assemblage of the anthology, mailing of contracts, and distribution of the final project is done without the use of paper and other resources. The editors saw an opportunity to use technology that allowed them to produce and distribute it with minimal stress on the environment. 

Visit the website for the full list of participating poets. Release date is set for late fall 2011.


Kells said...

Thanks for sharing this, January! I'm not sure how we found time either! (Like you, we're also moms and poets as well!) I guess we all just make time for what's important to us.

We'll be sending out the final to all the contributors right before the book comes out. Can't wait!

Collin Kelley said...

I'll share it on my blog, too! Love the idea of the ebook anthology!

January said...

Thanks, Collin.

Nice work, Kelli. Can't wait to get it on my iPhone.

Catherine said...

That looks interesting, I'll be looking for a heads up on the launch date. Though I don't have an e-book reader, other than my computer (desktop, not very comfortable to read from).
I'd dispute the zero carbon claim though - it may well have lower carbon emissions than a traditional book, but the computer/e-boook industry is not totally emissions free, given the power consumed in manufacturing devices which become obsolete within a few years, and the power consumed running them. Some people claim e-books actually use more emissions than traditional books, though I seriously doubt it goes that far.


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