Yes, we here at NightBallet Press are celebrating a glorious St. Patrick's Day and approaching spring equinox with the publication of
The Green World by Andy Roberts!
NightBallet is enormously pleased to present The Green World, which is a landmark publication for our press...it is the 50th book we've published! (Horns, drums, confetti, cheering!)
The Green World features a beautiful cover photograph by Tucson artist Elizabeth A. Soroka and contains twenty-three poems by Columbus-area poet Andy Roberts. Roberts' three previous chapbooks were published by Pudding House Press, and we are very pleased to have him join us at NightBallet. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Roberts has had poems appear in hundreds of small press journals over the last twenty-five years, including Atlanta Review, Coal City Review, Common Ground Review, Fulcrum, Hiram Poetry Review, Ilya’s Honey, Lake Effect, Mudfish, Parting Gifts, Plainsongs, San Jose Studies, Slipstream, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Third Wednesday, and many others.
The Green World is thirty-two pages long, with a dove-white cardstock cover and a rich forest green cardstock insert. The text is printed on brilliant white cotton paper. But it's the poems within that make this book so gorgeous. In them, Roberts explores "this greenfooted world" with a loving eye, a gentle voice, and an accomplished hand. From wildflowers to redwoods, from bees to blue jays, and from creeks to thunderstorms, he turns daily observations into introspections that will soothe your soul and fill you with a yearning for nature's sweet green embrace.
Available beginning March 18, 2014, The Green World is only $5 plus $3 shipping/handling. right here on the NightBallet website and also at Amazon! Go Green and check it out today!