Greetings, book friends! Some of you may have become acquainted with Corpus Libris over the last 5 years — when it started on a quiet night at Skylight Books in 2008, as it grew on Blogspot and Twitter, and as submissions came in from all over the world. It only seemed appropriate to breathe some new life into the project on Tumblr. You’ll revisit some photos you’ve seen before, you’ll see new ones, and hopefully, you’ll submit some yourselves!
All you have to do is click the red “Submit” button at the top of the page, select a photo, and for the caption, put the title of the book, the author(s), and where the photo was taken (either the bookstore/library/company, or the city). Or, if it’s easier for you, you can email corpuslibris AT gmail DOT com.
This project has been one of my biggest spots of joy over the last few years, and I’m excited to continue sharing it with all of you.
All the best,
CORPUS LIBRIS FOREVER!
Manhood by Mels Van Driel at Skylight Books
The Operators by Michael Hastings at Skylight Books
Donnybrook by Frank Bill at WORD
Corpus by Alejandra Figueroa at Third Place Books
In One Person by John Irving at Skylight Books
odditoreum asked: With all these people asking you questions, I might as well join in! So. Can you give us a clue about we can expect upon the release of your book? Perhaps you could share the colour of the cover? Will the cover be like that of petting a cat? Will the text be in Fell Type?
Ha! So many questions Joyce. Thank you.
To be honest, I really am planning on keeping it painfully simple. It will first be released as a paperback and contain little delicate pieces of poetry and prose. Some of which you may already love, others you certainly have never seen before. (Except perhaps for the odd excerpt line stolen and used as a quote.) The front cover will feature a gorgeous collage by a wonderful Dutch artist.
I avoided going too fancy with the book design because I wanted to keep the price as affordable as possible. Times are tough out there.
It is one thing to read my work online but it is quite another to actually hold a book in your hand. Flicking back and forward to the words that match your mood at any given moment. Pages you can underline, draw on or rip out and stick on the wall. I want it to be a book you can play with and read under the sheets with a torch.
Not much more I can tell you at this stage other than it will explore the many facets of love and relationships.
Basically, it will be a generous sprinkling of dirty pretty things.