What you can't tell is that in the red strip lower left is handwriting from Laura's journal which wraps around from the back cover. At the top of each page will be a strip of this red with different sections of the journal. In white will be the title of the poem on that page. There's even going to be a matching bookmark! And of course there will be photos of Laura.
The 50-page book will sell for $20 and the entire amount is tax deductible because it goes directly to the non-profit Colon Cancer Alliance in Washington, DC. We're still working out the logistics but we will have a web site, www.thewarriorsstance.com. To reserve your copy, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The poems contained in the theatre piece titled The Warriors' Duet were selected from this chapbook, which is the result of my promise to Laura that I would collect, edit and publish her post-diagnosis poems. The Warriors' Duet will be performed in July as part of the San Diego Fringe Festival.
|Laura Jeanne Morefield (10/8/1960-7/17/2011) and her mom, Charlene Baldridge|