Cover and Illustration Options for Local Bird

Here are some cover and interior illustrations by daughter Myra that I’ll be sending to Lamar University Press this week to recommend for my forthcoming poetry collection Local Bird.

Here are 3 cover options. (Click all images for larger view.)

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There will be 8 sections in the collection, and here are 8 images Myra drew to include on the title page of each section.  The pie for section 1, the ukulele for section 2, and so forth.

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Then she drew 7 more cover options using those 8 images in the background.

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And then I put 2 of these on a black background like this:

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And one with gray.
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I kinda like them all. What do you think?

Reading Photo and Forthcoming Book

Laurence Musgrove 12.23.14Good pal Daniel Makins just sent me this photo taken by Mike Erb in San Angelo from a little poetry reading I did at Daniel’s recent concert here over the holidays.

BTW, I’ll be cranking up news in the next month or so about my forthcoming book of poems titled Local Bird published by Lamar University Press with illustrations by daughter Myra.

I also hope to schedule some readings and house concerts late spring and over the summer, including some banging on my ukulele and with special guest cartoons by Tex. Stay tuned.