My first book of poems, SEASONS, emerged soon thereafter, produced lovingly by the venerable Salt-Works Press helmed by my now departed, much-missed friend, Tom Bridwell. Printed and bound letterpress in the basement of the Dennis, Massachusetts General Store, two hundred fifty copies hand-set in 12-point Bodoni, with covers handmade from recycled ledger paper, marsh grass fiber, and (truly!) an old yellow button-down shirt from the floor of my closet. The cover graphic is a growth-ring print pulled directly from a tree stump.
SEASONS is a small press gem indeed. And yes, I must confess, the poems of my youth can still stand on their own — organic, modern influences and all. — N.B.