In this workshop, students will learn the ins and outs of preparing a poetry book for submission. We’ll discuss putting a poetry collection together for the first time, including both instructors’ organization methods, as well as strategies for submitting the book, and for marketing it once it’s accepted. Each student will receive a packet of information designed to streamline the process, including a list of poetry book publishers.
Class size limited to 8.
Instructors Laura LeHew and Erica Goss have published eleven books between them. They are dedicated to helping students learn about the publishing process, and hope this class will clarify the steps needed to get a book ready for publication.
Parking is plentiful but metered.
The building has stairs; there is no elevator.
Lunch is on your own, there are many places nearby.
Workshop attendees must show proof of vaccination to enter the building.
Workshop attendees must wear a mask when not in the workshop space.
Uttered Chaos is a small business on the verge—as so many businesses are these days. Because of the pandemic I am having to make some tough choices.
Currently, I am forced to concentrate on ways to make my mortgage and put food on the table by keeping my consulting company afloat.
The Magic 8 Ball keeps telling my the future is hazy and to that end I will not be accepting any new manuscripts for the foreseeable future and it saddens me to say that I will not be releasing any new books. At least for awhile.
Press Release for Dawn Karima’s New Poetry Book: Mother of Nations January 15, 2019
Mother of Nations A poetry collection by
For Immediate Release
Dawn Karima draws on First Nation storytelling and histories incorporating indigenous myths, symbols, and values into her writing. Her poetry expands the horizon, her poetry is song, it is the salve we desperately need.
Dr. Karima shares, her new book, Mother of Nations, was her way of pressing pause on celeb life and pressing in in prayer to manifest my motherhood.”
“Dawn Karima is an amazing person, a great voice for her people and humanity.” ~SUPAMAN (Christian Parrish), Crow Hip Hop Recording Artist
“More than prayer and more than song, the beloved poems and prose comprising Mother of Nations are blessings, offered in pure heart and true hope. Each word is medicine. Wisdom holder Dawn Karima honors our pasts, expands our present, and promises tomorrow will be just as full of wonder. Dawn Karima plants, waters, and nurtures the tree of life, then sings as it rains down abundant fruit. Mother of Nations invites you to dance.” ~Chip Livingston, author of Naming Ceremony.
“Dawn Karima is a visionary, her poems navigate the sweep of history yet still articulate the value of each soul, shattering myths, honoring legends. Her pages do not lie flat as I read them, they sing with urgent, necessary songs. Hers is a powerful voice that transcends this sliver of time.” ~Mona Susan Power (Standing Rock Dakota), author of The Grass Dancer and Sacred Wilderness
Mother of Nations is a 105-page poetry collection. Available in paperback with a retail price of $19.99. ISBN 978-0-9998334-3-8. Published by Uttered Chaos. Available now through all major retailers. For information or to request a review copy, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Dawn Karima is a two-time Global Music Award Winner, a Native American Music Award Winner, a two-time Indigenous Music Award Nominee, and the Winner of the Indigenous Artist Activist Award. She hosts A Conversation with Dawn Karima, an internationally syndicated radio show and podcast available at Talk Radio for free download. Her first novel, The Way We Make Sense, was a North American Native First Book Award Finalist, and her second, The Marriage of Saints, was a New Mexico Book Award Finalist. Mother of Nations is her first book of poetry.
Uttered Chaos is an independent small press publisher founded in 2009. Small presses make their profits by selling books to consumers, rather than selling services to authors or selling a small number of copies to the author's friends.
Small presses should not be confused with printers. Small presses are publishers, which means that we engage in a book selection process, along with editing, marketing and distribution.
For more information go to: www.utteredchaos.org
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