Sneak Peek: I Wrote This For You: 2007-2017

Central Avenue Publishing

I’ve been holed up in my office working, hours upon hours upon hours. It feels like I need a new office chair seat cushion. I’ve drank a lot coffee and eaten a lot of chocolate. I might need new glasses.

But it’s all been worth it, because the thing I’m working on is a labour of love. It is the design and placing of literally hundreds of poems and photos in InDesign. It is the reading, verifying and measuring of the shape, size, colour and feel of all those poems and photos. It is soul-wrenching, tear-inducing and gaze-out-the-window-thinking work.

It is I Wrote This For You.

Ten years ago, Iain Thomas and Jon Ellis started a blog where poems and photography were paired and published anonymously. Since then, it’s become something larger than life. I could spout on about how successful and far-reaching their project has become, but none of that really…

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