18 October 2007

I always hoped this day would come.


For the past several years, poetry books and fiction books have intermingled on this wall. Today, however, something just snapped, and I had to finally make these shelves all poetry. No, I didn't have a fiction bonfire. I just moved them to the other side of my office. It's funny seeing all of my new books intermingling with the old ones. Luckily there's still space for all of the books that I have at home and keep meaning to add to this collection.

How do you have your books arranged? What's the strangest pairing of books, if you do it alphabetically? I think mine is Monica de la Torre right next to Emily Dickinson.

Oh yeah, and speaking of books, this Spring I will be transitioning into the role of Editor of the Akron Series in Poetry. Do you have any idea how excited I am? It is such an honor.

11 comments:

cornshake said...

awesome news about the akron series! i loved ashley capp's book. omg, i am so jealous of how organized you are. would you like to come back and do a "mission organization" attack on my home office??

cornshake said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/santos/27538777/

ps. did you see this bookshelf arrangement that i blogged about a few wks ago?? my total dream!

Karen J. Weyant said...

Congrats on the Akron Series! Oh, and a bigger Congrats on the new organized office. I agree with Cornshake -- you can tackle my office next! Right now, I have piles of books as furniture.

Justin Evans said...

cynmizCongratulations! Fantastic news and an honor well deserved!

As for the shelving of my poetry books, I don't have any set method of organization. Weird pairings may include, but are not limited to:

My collection of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, & Verlaine sitting next to Leaves of Grass.

Ezra Pound's The Cantos next to John Berryman's The Dream Songs

Ted Kooser's Delights and Shadows next to Bob Dylan's Tarantula

jeannine said...

Ooh, I totally know that feeling of contentment - the feeling of a dedicated shelf to poetry! Just one more landmark as the mistress of organization for you, young lady!
Congrats on the book series - I know you will do a great job!

Sara said...

In theory, my system works like this: poetry, fiction, drama, & nonfiction on one set of shelves (separated by genre, then alphabetized), reference on another set of shelves (organized by topic, not alphabetized) and mass market and overflow on the last set of shelves. But most of the time, any book I've looked at recently ends up in a pile on the floor in front of all the rest.

My favorite alphabetical pairing? Biddinger-Bishop. : )

Adam Deutsch said...

Milk crates. Stacked Milk crates.

nate said...

Congratulations, Mary! That's quite the honor.

B-Ho said...

Shut up! That's great about the Akron Series! You're taking over the world, I love it :)

Nick said...

Congrats, Mary. Well deserved!

Oliver de la Paz said...

Fab news about the Akron series! And I'm super impressed by your shelves. You're tugging at this neat nic's heart.