Today marks the beginning of an exciting week as the first stage of our latest book launch gets underway and we reveal the graphics for the FREEZE FRAME anthology. Edited by Oscar Sparrow, this collection includes an international array of authors: two Americans, Jo VonBargen and Jefferson Hansen, three Brits, Paul Tobin, Candy Bright and Oscar plus a Citizen of the World Claude Nougat.
Without further ado, here is the artwork for the digital version which will be launched on Amazon worldwide on the 21st December…
Last night was rather exciting – my cover designer came back with the first draft of the artwork for the FREEZE FRAME Anthology. I’m really pleased with it… but I have to show it to all the poets first before I can let you see. Sorry about that.
We’ve also been busy editing the recordings the poets made of their work for the anthology. They’re all sounding good and it’s been fun listening to them – there are so many contrasts in accents, styles and delivery. I’ve also got the Freeze Frame original music stuck in my head – it’s a beautiful piece for piano written by a local lass specifically for this project. Look out for the ‘Music Reveal’ later this week.
Adding all the minutes together, we’ll probably end up with an album lasting well over an hour and a half. Anyone who buys the e-book or the paperback will be able to download the MP3 version for free – you can even load it into the music folder on a Kindle and listen as you read! We think it’s really important to hear poetry read aloud by the poets with the emphases and stresses as they intended.
Here at Gallo-Romano Media we are busy pulling together an international anthology of poetry. There are 6 poets, 60+ poems and 60+ audio recordings of each poet reading their own work.
The book is called FREEZE FRAME and will be coming out in digital e-book format for Kindle just in time for Christmas. As with many of our other publications, this e-book will have the bonus of a free link to the audio book – so you get two versions for the price of one.
The print version will follow shortly and will also include the link to the recorded poetry, so even if you prefer to read from paper, you can still enjoy our poets giving their best performances.
This book will be one of the most innovative and exciting expressions of contemporary poetry published in 2013.