Parish, Parish hits the shelves tomorrow. Don’t miss this chance to snag a unique, limited-run handmade edition of the book! Some background:
» Almost four years ago, I went to New Orleans to write a few stories for the weekly I was working for. I was fresh outta college, and at the time, it was a big assignment. Everestish, even.
While in NOLA, I wrote stories, and I wrote them with energy. One about Katrina’s aftermath, one about a libertarian presidential hopeful, another about environmental desolation within city limits. Videos were made, photos aplenty were taken, a podcast was created.
Alas, nothin’ was ever published. The editor was laid off shortly after I returned to Kansas with my material. Thus, editing purgatory, forever ‘n ever. Bummer. The stories were like little daffodils lounging in sidewalk cracks.
Figured I’d rewrite it all.
Now, it exists as a lyric essay. I call it “Parish, Parish.” It’s a creative nonfiction that blends journalistic prose with daydream imagery and inner turmoil. I’m set to have 100 handmade copies of the book completed by March 10, stitching the pages into covers adorned with sponge-painted acrylic lettering. »
If you’re in Chicago and you’d like a copy for yourself or for consignment, email:
hello [at] groundsmanpublishing [dot] com
If you live elsewhere in this great ‘ol US of the A’s.
The book will be available at Uncharted Books, Quimby’s, 826 Chicago starting next week.
You are beautiful, you are the landscape.
All the best,