Well, there aren’t too many pictures as we were busy as heck!
Thanks to all that came out on such a blustery night to celebrate this stunning new work with us! It’s been much too long since Seattle’s had a new book by Melinda Mueller and such a pleasure to hear from both Karinna (it’s our first time meeting her in person!) and Syrinx Effect.
Please join us as we celebrate the publication of The After.
The first book by Seattle poet, Melinda Mueller, since her award winning “What the Ice Gets”. This book is single poem “sorrowing the world” we will alter and leave unseen. A meditation on extinction and the anthropocene, it blends science and poetry with the urgency of heartbreak.
Interspersed with the poem is the stunning subarctic art of Karinna Gomez, a print maker currently teaching in Alaska and represented by Davidson Galleries. She will be discussing her work and we’ll have a nice selection of originals to look at (and note, she has a meet & greet at Davidson on October 9th).
The Seattle experimental jazz duo, Syrinx Effect (Kate Olson and Naomi Siegel) will be performing music commissioned specifically for The After.
This will be a rare opportunity to meet the entire group behind the making of “The After”, as it is likely to be the only time we will have all four collaborators in the same room at the same time! The reading and performance will start sharply at 7 pm and will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the artists.
Please note: The location of the SAAS Stream Building is on Spring street, between 12th and 13th.
Our thought is that perhaps this doesn’t happen enough. We will be printing a score by Syrinx Effect in our next book, The After. This piece, “Song for Dead Sparrows” was commissioned for the book. It is, in turns, discordant, angry, somber, and mysterious: it’s modern jazz! We love and it and think you will too.
During our reading events this fall, we will be giving out full size replicas of the original hand-drawn score by saxophonist, Kate Olson. So you will want to check out our Facebook page, entreriosbooks, for all the current readings.
And as a note, the thing I am absolutely finding most challenging in publishing is the long printing and marketing deadlines and planning required to pull it off. Mostly a vast struggle! But behold, this piece is back from the printer three months before we need it! Success! Now to get that book out the door.
We’re finalizing production and will begin shipping “The After” at the end of September. It will make a special gift for anyone in your life with an interest in poetry and how we’re telling the story of the current mass extinction we’re responsible for.