Books & Reading, Lifestyle & Culture, Poetry and Prose, Publishing, Uncategorized

How to Make a Chapbook

Here’s a great way to make a handmade poetry chapbook using the YourStory thermal book binder (and laminating) machine. This was the first time I had used a thermal machine of this sort to make books. Prior to this I’ve only used a glue gun, or just made books using the “saddle stich” (or, staple bound) method.

Moreover, I made this video using the WeVideo mobile app. I’m trying to gain skills making good quality videos using mobile apps, and of course, my Nikon video camera and video software.

American, Cuba, Cuban, Uncategorized

“Puente” by Nicolás Guillén



Hay un arco tendido
que hace viajar la flecha
de tu voz.


Hay un ala que rema
recta, hacia el sol.
De polo a polo a una
secreta información.

¿Qué más?

Estar alerta
para el duro remar;
y toda el alma abierta
de par en par.

Poetry and Prose, Uncategorized

A Pretty Poem

A Pretty Poem by Teyuna T. Darris