It’s a big day here at Abby Paige HQ.
First, the Piecework: When We Were French DVD fundraising campaign rolls on, and just a couple of days into our second week, I am very happy to report that we have reached 50% of our overall goal. This is immensely encouraging! With 39 days remaining, we have under $3,500 left to raise. To learn more about how you can support this grassroots initiative, please visit our Indiegogo fundraising page and continue to spread the word among friends, family, and Franco-Americans!
Second, I am downright giddy to announce that my new poetry chapbook, Other Brief Discourses, was released today by Ottawa’s above/ground press. (I like the image of it being released, as if into the wild.) It’s especially exciting for the chapbook to appear now, when the press is celebrating its twentieth year, and also while I’m neck-deep in Franco-Americana. The poems in this chapbook imagine the return of Samuel de Champlain to the territory of New France in the present day, accompanied by a Franco-American guide. I’m grateful to above/ground editor (or, as I like to refer to him, The Man Who Read Too Much), rob mclennan for his generosity and tirelessness.
I’ll be launching the chapbook at a reading with Brecken Hancock, Michael Blouin, and Hugh Thomas on February 22nd. Go here for all the details.