Words and Images Artfully Paired by Caitlin Thomson

Caitlin Thomson's WORD & IMAGE Tumblr, June 20, 2013

Caitlin Thomson’s WORD & IMAGE Tumblr, June 20, 2013

Caitlin Thomson, whom you may remember from last winter’s Blog Hop project, is doing many lovely things. Among them, she’s curating a  Tumblr site called Poem & Image that pairs short passages from poems with eye-catching images. She explains her approach, and her goal of helping to make poetry more accessible to non-poetry readers, in her new blog post titled “Poetry, Popularity, and Image.” 

Last week, Caitlin did me the honor of choosing a passage from my poem “Ten Great Gifts for the Woman Who Has Nothing” to present with a luminous seascape image. Thank you, Caitlin, for your thoughtful work with my, and everyone else’s, words.

Please Come to My Chapbook Launch on July 10!

Now available at Village Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. And from me!

Now available at Village Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. And from me!

My chapbook, Impossible Lessons, the one I’ve been telling you about incessantly for the past year, will have its official launch on at Village Books next month. If you’re in or near Bellingham, Washington then, I would be terrifically honored if you’d come to the reading. I’ll read poems, sign the chapbook, and very likely hug everyone there. Please come!

Wednesday, July 10
7:00 p.m.
Village Books in Fairhaven
1200 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225


Yoga and Writing in Fairhaven with Stephanie Renée Dos Santos

Stephanie Renée Dos Santos, a historical novelist formerly of Washington State and currently of Brazil, will be back in Bellingham to offer her Writing and Yoga Workshops next month. I’m helping her spread the word to writers in the area. Here are the particulars:

Saturday and Sunday, July 13 & 14
Fairhaven Park
Bellingham, Washington
Details: http://www.stephaniereneedossantos.com/yoga-writing-workshop/

Incorporating yoga for writers, guided meditation, writing exercises, and group writing exchanges, these workshops sound like a wonderful way to infuse our writing practices with health and inspiration!

Also, I encourage you to check out this fascinating preview of Stephanie’s forthcoming historical novel, Cut from the Earthhttp://www.stephaniereneedossantos.com/novels/. Enjoy!

How Do I Get My Hands on This Book, You Ask?

Dear Readers,

Please go ahead and judge this book by its cover, which I like very much.

Please go ahead and judge this book by its cover, which I like very much.

As promised, I’ve figured out how to get my new chapbook of poems, Impossible Lessons, to you if you’d like a copy. Here are four ways:

1) If you live in Whatcom County, Village Books now has copies upstairs in the Poetry Section; look for the “Local Authors” display. *

2) If you can come to my book launch celebration at Village Books on July 10 (7:00 p.m.), I’ll sign your copy and probably also give you a hug.

3) If you live elsewhere in the U.S., please email me at jenniferbullis (at) comcast (dot) net and give me your mailing address. I’ll email you back with my mailing address; you mail me a check for $10, and I’ll mail you a signed copy. Postage is on me!

Please know that if you buy through Amazon, neither my publisher (MoonPath Press) nor I receive any income for the copy. That’s why I’m plugging these other options. However, I do encourage you to visit the Amazon page for Impossible Lessons so that you can browse the first several poems of the book and read the embarrassingly sweet blurbs that some poet-friends of mine wrote for the back cover.

4) If you live outside the U.S., please do order your copy through Amazon.com. Their magical international sourcing elves will ship it to you for much cheaper than I can arrange.

Thank you, dear readers, for all your support and enthusiasm about this book! I’m delighted that it’s finally here to share with you!


* If you live in Whatcom County and your name happens to be Lee, John S. (of John and Lee), John S. (the other John S.), Luci, Marya, Jeff, Sherri, Jeremy, or Carol–you all know who you are–don’t you dare buy a copy! I will be delivering yours to you in person.