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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Migritude and Kaya

Ever had a full-spectrum sensory experience with a book?

Tactile, olfactory, visual, auditory, lingual?

What delights me about publishing Migritude with Kaya Press is Kaya's equal commitment to both literary excellence and the bookness of books. Kaya does book as fetish object (thank you, Claire Light). Creates a deeply satisfying intertextuality of content with shape, design, colour, texture. Kaya makes the kind of books you savour with your eyes, inhale, stroke with fingertips. Might even lick.

Working on the Migritude manuscript for Kaya demands a different kind of performance from me. Challenges me to deliver verbal potency that matches the exquisite material poetics of the pages, pleasure for pleasure.

Enough about my private life. Pulitzer Prize winner, Junot Diaz, calls Kaya books:

literary arrows that shoot straight and true to the heart of our culture, and (of course) ourselves.

Migritude will be published in October 2010. You can join Kaya's mailing list to hear about Migritude readings and events near you.


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