Print Writing & Editing

Swamp Yankee

Christopher Jones and I worked together two years, refining his poems for their content, sharpening his voice, and zeroing in on his vision. Jones’s styles are muscular, clear, hard-won and hilarious. Though his became the last book published by Destructible Heart before its current hiatus, I designed it as a blueprint for all future D. Heart releases.

I chose earthy and contrasting colors, type with classic lines and iconoclastic flair, and the French flap cover to achieve a mockingly Victorian treatment, reflecting the book’s funny, dark self-assurance. Jones loved the book, and it has since become a collector’s item.