The Book of Fly and Other Poems

Graphic poetry, like Twilight Zone episodes. 48 Pages + cover. Color. Enjoyed by people who usually don’t like poetry.

Illustrated by DC/Marvel Comics legend Bob Hall (Batman, Spiderman), Julian Peters, + 8 more! Published in Rattle, Asimov’s, F&SF,Strange Horizons,and elsewhere, including Ted Kooser’s newspaper column, “American Life in Poetry,” and at the Poetry Foundation.

“One of the most unique and compelling poems I’ve read in a good while.”
Timothy Green, editor of Rattle, on “The Book of Fly.”

“[F]un and groundbreaking.”
Mike Allen, editor, Mythic Delirium Books, on The Book of Fly comic book.

The firstcomic book, Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town, was a big hit. It reached over 500% of its Kickstarter goal. It sold well, got good reviews, garnered some nominations (and two second place finishes!). It was enjoyed by people from late elementary school to PhD students and octogenarians, in over twenty countries around the world!

This new comic brings back the same talent from the first collection and adds new artists and doubles the size of the comic!

These collaborations are not just illustrations of poems; they combine the text and the images into one singular, unique experience.

Everyone says it’s an enjoyable read.

So get a cool gift for your cool friends! Be on the cutting edge of something new, and help make friends for poetry, which needs them. And you can have fun, too. Shipping in October.

NOTE FOR TEACHERS: If you’re an English teacher, you probably like poetry, but your students probably don’t. This comic book is a great gateway to poetry! Trick them into liking poetry, the way my high school English teacher, Kerstin Vandervoort,tricked me. She changed my life!
FREE LESSONPLANS coming out September 30!