It’s Here: The Cover Design of WHEN THE ONLY LIGHT IS FIRE

I’m so excited to be able to share the cover design of my forthcoming chapbook with all of you. From having the manuscript accepted for publication by Sibling Rivalry Press to stumbling upon the beautiful cover photograph by Chris Benbow to the wonderful dialogue I’ve been able to have with the SRP team about my vision for this chapbook, it’s been quite a journey.

The book launch date is November 15. Hold on to your wigs, folks!

Here’s the blurb from SRP about When the Only Light Is Fire:

In his debut chapbook of poetry, Saeed Jones walks on the periphery of the South, those places on the outskirts of town, in bars after midnight, and on dangerous backroads where most people keep their heads down or look the other way. Through Texas and Tennessee, Alabama and the riverbeds of the Mississippi, these poems wrap themselves in cloaks of masks and comfort; garments we learn are flammable if we stand too close to flames.


3 responses to “It’s Here: The Cover Design of WHEN THE ONLY LIGHT IS FIRE

  1. Sandy Longhorn

    Wow. Awesome! Can’t wait for the book.

  2. That is a gorgeous cover, to match what I’ve got no doubt will be gorgeous content. I’m looking forward to reading it!

  3. Anniece Robinson

    Yeah Saeed!!! Chase your passion with vigor while your legs are still young. I’m very proud of you.
    Anniece Robinson
    Memphis, TN

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