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Through Immortal Shadows Singing

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So, some time ago I wrote an epic poem.

No, I mean a really epic poem. The saga of Helen of Troy, in her voice and song, in 29,000 words, more or less. (What the business calls "novella" length, or "short novel.") With more left over that might pop into a companion volume later or into separate poems here and there; haven't decided. Once it was over, I looked at it and thought, what on earth am I going to do with this?

And now that the contracts are mostly signed, oh readers, I can tell you:

Papaveria Press will be publishing my experimental novella-in-poetry, Through Immortal Shadows Singing, some point in early summer of next year.

If for some reason you don't know Papaveria, they publish absolutely stunning books of myth and poetry and song, and I am so pleased to be a small part of this. I'll have far more to say once we reach the end of spring.

....and now I go collapse. Stunningly long day already.

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ravena_kade
Nov. 13th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mariness
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
samhenderson
Nov. 13th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Helen's POV? LOVE!
mariness
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Yep.

I have considerably more problems channeling Agamemnon, for some odd reason :_
aliettedb
Nov. 13th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
I've said it elsewhere--but congrats! this is awesome!
mariness
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks again :)
dsgood
Nov. 13th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
mariness
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
suibhne_geilt
Nov. 13th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
This is most stellar and awesome news! Well done.
mariness
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
:: grins :: Thanks :)

selidor
Nov. 13th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
Wow. Helen of Troy, at length, at Papavaria. Excellent, excellent news!
mariness
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
:: grins :: Thanks!
jcbemis
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
woo HOO! we should celebrate that with a meal together sometime when you are having less stunningly long days!
mariness
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
The way things are going probably not until post Thanksgiving, alas. And when I'm less dizzy.
fadethecat
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
Holy awesomesauce! I so look forward to reading it.
mariness
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Gulp. Now slightly worried about what you'll think about my interpretation of Euripides...
fadethecat
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:41 pm (UTC)
Pff. Have I ever shown you what I did to Faust when I decided to play with Helen of Troy? I'm sure what you did will be marvelous.
kellirose1313
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
mariness
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
art_ungulate
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:18 am (UTC)
Wooot!! Congratulations!! 8-)
mariness
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
queerbychoice
Nov. 14th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
mariness
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
loucheroo
Nov. 14th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
Congrats! Have loved this idea since you first mentioned it to me lo those many moons ago. Can't wait to read it :-)
mariness
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
All credit to you for the initial encouragement :)

And the companion piece is still coming along. I did a bit of work on it over the weekend.

finnyb
Nov. 14th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
Oh, I must obtain this when it appears! And I must check out this press--their stuff sounds just like the sort of stuff I like!
mariness
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
Papaveria is really marvelous. They haven't published anything I haven't loved yet.

finnyb
Nov. 14th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
I shall check them out later, then. Thanks for the new source of wonderful!
jeremytblack
Nov. 14th, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
Congratulations. That sounds fascinating.
mariness
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
I was enthralled while writing it....but I could be accused of bias here. I will say that I was very pleased with how it came out.

malterre
Nov. 14th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Wonderful news!
mariness
Nov. 15th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
bogwitch64
Nov. 14th, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
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I am recently acquainted with Papaveria press, and love what they do. I only wish they did a few more volumes! As soon as it goes up, you MUST tell me so I can snag a copy before they sell out.
mariness
Nov. 15th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll most DEFINITELY be telling everybody.

I'm assuming the books you became acquainted with are Claire's, but can I also strongly, strongly recommend Amal's, Nicole Kornher-Stace's (which I felt was a very overlooked novella from last year) and Patricia Russo's fiction's collection?
domparisien
Nov. 15th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
YEAH!! Congratulations! Can't wait to read it. So glad Papavaria will be publishing it - they do such wonderful books. I've no doubt they'll do something gorgeous.
mariness
Nov. 15th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
I'm so looking forward to it :)
ron_drummond
Nov. 15th, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
More power to you.
mariness
Nov. 15th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
cardinalximinez
Nov. 16th, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo! Mazel tov!
mariness
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
acwise
Nov. 17th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Papavaria's books are gorgeous!
mariness
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, they really are. I haven't encountered one yet that I wouldn't strongly recommend.
hummingwolf
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
I'm a bit late to the party, but:

Congratulations!!!
mariness
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
kittykatkatja
Dec. 24th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)
Sounds amazing!
mariness
Dec. 26th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
I think so, but then, I'm a bit biased :)
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