Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Susan Hawthorne #351 publishing principles

I look around this office
a publisher    the room is filled
books not only on shelves
but in piles on the floor

paintings three desks
for different kinds of work
some spillage lots of light
from big windows

there is also a couch
for those nights when going
home is not worthwhile
small publishers are the same

the world over    today at lunch
we talk with another publisher
we notice that we have the same
systems shared ideas

across the world are tiny
pockets of publishers who
work in different languages
exist in different continents

with very different publishing
worlds around them and yet
we share principles and systems
that vary hardly at all 

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