I’m a new member of the Miniature Book Society and I was nominated to post 7 books for MBS’ Facebook page (you can google and join if you have an interest in miniature books). I’ll be replicating the posts on this blog for next seven days:
DAY 1/7: MY FAVORITE MINIATURE BOOK COVERS:
Thanks to Maria for nominating me. For a 1-year-old collector, how daunting! So I’ll be sharing books—usually handmade—by some of today’s contemporary poets. These are one-off editions and likely would not be shown elsewhere. My first book is “A Hay(na)ku by New Zealand-based Ivy Alvarez.
This book, sized at 1.25 x 1-7/8 inches, is in a matchbox binding decorated by the poet. Here is the poem’s text:
“What are poets for in a destitute time?”
to eat, as
tender and juicy
human. Any cannibal
salt knows this.
The is a 21st century poetic form that I invented with friends and which since has been picked up by poets around the world. It is a six-word tercet with the first line being one word, the second line being two words, and the third line being three words.
Today I nominate any new member of MBS. I love seeing all the books already shared, but I’m also interested in the gateway books—those that made you discover mini books or the first books you’re collecting. The books I’m posting, for example, are books made for me and happened to be miniature; some were created before I knew that miniature books were a thing. So I nominate MBS New Member #1.
This is a challenge for contributing to the spread of reading culture. The method of participation is to post a favorite book, one book per day, for 7 days. You upload some images with a short explanation about the book and invite one FB friend to participate in this challenge.