I have over a hundred poems posted here. That’s at least two or three books worth of poetry. I’ve been thinking for a little while now about putting my poems out in self-published collections. There are still people out there (like me!) who like holding a book in their hands when they’re reading. (I’d also put any poetry books I published out as ebooks, as well, because I’m not a Luddite–obviously, since I’m posting this on my blog–or a print purist.)
There’s a big problem I run into, though, when I consider this. If you want to read my poems typed-out, you can do that here on this very blog. If you want them in paper form, you could pretty easily print some of my posted poems (or all, if you have lots of printer cartridges and paper)(and time) and collate them in whatever way suited your fancy. (Wow, that would actually be super cool! I would love it and be incredibly flattered if someone did that!) Why put them into printed books if there’s nothing new or different about them?
So I’m thinking of actually handwriting my poems in a notebook, scanning them, adding some doodles or or photos or magick sigils, and publishing them. I think the handwriting will make them look more personal, less just-like-on-the-blog-but-in-print-form.
Is this something you’d consider buying? Comment below or elsewhere and let me know. If there’s enough interest, I’ll get on it.