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Mr. Spreadjoy and Other Poems
By Sally N. Hintzen
36pp 5x8

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ISBN 9781935340058

This collection of poems and letters - witty, insightful, some free-floating and fantastic, subtle and many layered in their colors and moods - were sent to a friend from time to time by Sally Nugent Hintzen as seasoning in an intermittent exchange of correspondence that ebbed and flowed over a 25 year period until 2006, the year before she died of cancer. They are the voice of a gifted amateur naturalist, an accomplished professional editor and writer, and a wide-ranging exploring mind. Also, a woman who could not allow the ironies and humor of the world around her to remain unreported. Hintzen noticed as well the life-affirming details in the interplay of people and the natural world of birds, animals and plants ("Bird on bird is quite remote/ but snail on snail is nerve on nerve,/ wet on wet and curve on curve,/ dancing, prancing, goat on goat.). This work is intended as a salute to the life of a remarkable woman who went too soon.

Design template: This cover design is in the Poetry genre and Whimsical mood. It uses a simulated fabric background. A number of different background color choices are offered in the template gallery. The Banshee freestyle display face and Rotis serif body type set the design mood. Worthy Shorts explores in its template designs the use of fonts not ordinarily offered by publishers.

Keepsakes with less than 80 pages are too thin to print type on the spine. Instead, a "faux spine" runs vertically just to the left of the fold on the back cover.