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The cover art is made from an inkjet print of the title that I carefully smeared with water, and made that small abstract landscape at the bottom with ink and water. I found it interesting that the cover papers faded more than other paper I used for other covers, but with this title, I rather like the effect.

What Rain Does by Ann Spiers

Ann Spiers’ poems are written as a form of sharing her love for family, as well as a concern for the environment.

  • Year: 2011
  • Pages: 40
  • Binding: stapled and square-spine wrap
  • Size: 6" x 8"
  • Limited Edition: 75 copies
  • ISBN 978-0-9725137-4-4
  • Price: $17.00 out of print

Bewick's Wren, ink drawing What Rain Does is a poetry collection that comprises several kinds of love—from romantic to old friends, to the youngest of babies, and more. These wonderful poems feature the essence of such love, alongside a strong sense of place that embraces each one. The pages of this chapbook were hand-folded, sewn, trimmed, and the cover scored and folded by the poets Anita K. Boyle and James Bertolino. Boyle designed the book, and illustrated the cover. The outer gray-blue cover stock wraps around a mossy green interior cover to create a book with a square spine. Perfect for shelving with your favorite volumes. The pages seem wet and green, a perfect complement to a Pacific Northwest poet's book.

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Ann Spiers
I hear Ann has volcanic fire in her heart and sea salt in her blood—it’s a good thing she lives on Vashon Island.

About Ann Spiers

Bewick's Wren, ink drawing Ann Spiers is the Vashon Audubon program chair and worked as steward for the Vashon Land Trust’s properties. As field assistant on the Cascade volcanoes, Spiers became intimate with Mt. Rainier and pre- and post-eruptive Mt. St. Helens. She has hiked the beach from the Columbia River to Cape Flattery, does surveys of birds along salt-water shorelines, joins in the annual litter pickup on the Pacific coast, and chases gray whales from Scammon’s Lagoon off Baja to her grandfather’s former whaling ground off Washington State. Spiers leads creative writing seminars in many venues. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters in Creative Writing and Literature.