So Far is a collection of poems that considers geographic locations and the locations of the heart. Written in Canada, Mongolia, Malaysia, Singapore, The United States, and Israel.
The chapbook was offered exclusively as an incentive for the She Has A Name 2012 Tour IndieGoGo Campaign. The limited edition, hand-crafted books are made by Andrew: steeped in espresso beans, the book covers are made from vintage record albums which highlight the passage of good things over time. Now that the campaign is over, Andrew can be convinced to make more copies of the chapbook [if you email him and ask nicely]. He sells them for $15.
Here are but a few of the finished chapbooks:
So Far is comprised of emotive, mystical and reflective poems.
[Wondering what a chapbook is? Here’s a wiki lesson. So Far provides a unique, AK twist]
Here’s a screenshot (sans coffee) of a poem entitled “Nature Speaks” which I wrote in Mongolia during a plague of moths while teaching English as a Second Language to college-aged students:
Read the award-winning poem “Say it to the dying” which was an official selection of the 2003 Utmost contest.