I’m so delighted to share that my book (aviary) is now available! I’ve been working on this book for so long, and I’m so excited that it’s finally made its way into the world.
The poems in (aviary) circle themes of enclosure, feminism, and the natural world. Much of the collection was initially composed in local public gardens, lending these poems an air of urgency, the stink of voyeurism, and the hum of participation. This collection owes much, too, to Mina Loy’s prose poem “Ladies in an Aviary,” which lends language and thematic play to Kaplan’s (aviary).
Here’s a picture of me meeting my book and holding it for the first time at AWP in San Antonio — I’m still pretty giddy about it.
My publisher, Veliz Books, has been fantastic–and supportive–, and I felt so lucky to spend time with them at the recent AWP conference, meet their other authors, and participate in an off-site reading. Fun!
I’m also really excited for you to get to read (aviary), too! You can request (aviary) for your local library, or buy a copy directly from the publisher. You can also buy at Small Press Distribution (hint: if you order from SPD and use the code VIRTUALAWP you can get 35% off though 3/15/20 — a wow of a deal) and Amazon.
Please add (aviary) to your Goodreads lists, and rate it on Amazon, and recommend it to your friends and generally spread the word, etc. It can be hard for poetry books to find their readers, and it can be especially difficult for books published by independent presses. I so appreciate your support! I can’t wait to hear what you think of these poems.