Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Monday, June 23, 2014

A jacket for Glimmerglass--


Art for  Glimmerglass. Here is the jacket with art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins and design by Burt and Burt. Isn't it wondrous? Clive is not a literalist with book art and decoration but a magician of atmosphere. Click on the image to see a bigger version, in which you may see beauties! Text for back and flaps to come...

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful Marly!! It must be the season for gorgeous book covers. My new book, A Likely Story (Moon Tide Press) has a wonderful cover by Mary Boxley Bullington.

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    1. Put in a link--I'm glad Mary is getting to do some covers!

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  2. Neat! Though wondering if the spine is really wide enough for that type.

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    1. Shall find out soon, I guess!

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    2. Oh, just saw a new version. Bit smaller there!

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  3. Other than product placement in the store and author-name-recognition, is there anything better than a great book cover at hooking book buyers in bookstores. You have a beautifully baited hook.

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    1. Just saw a copy with text in place--and even that is so beautifully done.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.