Well, ladies and gentlemen, after many trials and tribulations, Salt, a poetry broadsheet by Laura LeHew, has arrived. Salt ships with a lovely 4oz. glass bottle of crimson lemon verbena bath salts — use them to take a relaxing bath while you contemplate Laura’s poem, or display them with the poem.
This is an important publication for Wild Age Press for a number of reasons. With a first publication, everything is shiny and new and exciting. When the second publication comes around, some of the newness has worn off, but the shine is still there. You’re still running on that well of excitement that comes with a young venture. But by the third book, all the shiny newness and excitement has worn off. It’s become a Thing That You Do. It’s become something like work — incredibly satisfying, rewarding work, but still — work.
For us, there’s no boss standing over our shoulder, no bottom line urging us on. This whole production is a labor of love. Salt almost didn’t happen — things got rocky for awhile. But Wild Age Press puts out work we believe in, and we believe in Salt. So we put in the time and the effort to bring this poem to you, and we are so happy that we did.