Eco-Libris is collaborating with many authors publishing a variety of literary genres, but we never had the chance to work with an author who is publishing poetry book. Not any more!
We are very happy to announce a new collaboration with author Aaron Fagan on his new poems book 'Echo Train'. A tree will be planted with Eco-Libris for every copy printed!
Fagan's new collection of poems is published with Salt Publishing. It follows two other collaborations we have with Salt authors - Elizabeth Baines (whom we just hosted in her book tour promoting Too Many Magpies) and Tania Hershman.
About the author: Aaron Fagan was born in Rochester, New York, and raised in Victor. He was educated at Hampshire College and Syracuse University where he specialized in poetry. He moved to Woodlawn in the Bronx in 2006 and was a copy and research editor for Scientific American magazine. Harold Bloom said his first collection of poems, Garage (Salt Publishing, 2007) was "vivid and aesthetically disturbing work" and that "his promise is considerable because his originality should prove to be decisive."
About Echo Train: Echo Train begins "Once upon a time / Books began this /Way" and asks us not “to be shocked to find / We must return and /Stand for what we are” when we reach the book’s end. Readers who said they tend to avoid poetry altogether sat down with the intention of reading one or two poems and found themselves reading it all the way through in a single sitting.
More information on the book, including podcasts of poems and an excerpt from book can be found on Salt Publishing's website (where you can also purchase a copy of it).
Founded in 2007, Eco-Libris is a green company working to green up the book industry in the digital age by promoting the adoption of green practices in the book industry, balancing out books by planting trees, and helping to make e-reading greener.
To achieve these goals Eco-Libris is working with book readers, publishers, authors, bookstores and others in the book industry worldwide. So far Eco-Libris balanced out over 179,500 books, which results in more than 200,000 new trees planted with its planting partners in developing countries.