WyoPoets’ member Nancy Curtis was in a cover photo for a Publishers Weekly email newsletter on October 15, 2013. Nancy recently exhibited books for her publishing company, High Plains Press, at the Mountain and Plains Independent Booksellers Association. She reported that, although few publishers exhibit poetry, booksellers remain interested in poetry books especially if they are attractive as gift books.
"I was delighted to see that Craig Johnson's new book Spirit of Steamboat refers to Candy Moulton's book Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse which we published. That's why I'm in the photo with Craig Johnson,” Curtis said. (Craig Johnson lives at Ucross, Wyoming.) Johnson's wife, Judy, will be cross marketing the two books in her gift shop. "Craig and Judy are super generous and supportive of Wyoming in general and especially of Wyoming authors,” Nancy added.
"It was a good show (MPIBA) and seemed more upbeat than it was last year. In 2012 it was obvious that the economy, digital books, and Amazon were hurting small bookstores,” Curtis remarked.
Nancy Curtis is a long-time member of WyoPoets and, through High Plains Press, publishes a series of poetry books with the pre-title of Poetry of the American West.
WyoPoets congratulates Nancy Curtis with some excellent marketing for Wyoming.
Here, WyoPoets asks its members to summarize their writing lives, poetry backgrounds and inspirations. We hope that if you are not a member you will think about joining. If you are a member, this is a chance to learn how other WyoPoets’ members get their poetry onto paper. Submissions receive only minor edits. Each poet’s voice clearly shines through. If you would like to share your poetry experiences, email Myra L. Peak for details.