Meme-Noir by Steven McCabe
by Steven McCabe
Since my last activity on this blog
A year and a half ago
I edited a novel (now @ 2nd draft),
And wrote & edited Meme-Noir
(Quattro Books, 2019).
Meme-Noir, as you might guess, is a play on memoir.
I emailed myself stories and anecdotes
Over an eight year period.
During discussions with the publisher (then),
For now the company has been sold,
I experienced a moment of revelation.
Luciano Iacobelli looked over my first ten pages
‘No, no, no, no, no.’
‘No theme, no thesis,
Just give me the puzzle pieces.’
He gestured with his hands and said,
I was left to interpret ‘constellations’ as I wished.
I came up with the idea of vignettes comprising constellations.
Each vignette in a constellation
Has one key word in common.
Each series of vignettes
Covers various time periods,
Within a constellation.
So, it’s a non-linear timeline.
I was fortunate to receive two excellent blurbs
For the back cover
by Dr. Jean Raffa & Pierre L’Abbe.
In weeks to come I will share excerpts from Meme-Noir
And once again, post poetic texts by exciting authors
Accompanied by my visual art.
Thank you for your visit.
PS. If there are advertisements on this page,
And there might be,
I will deal with that soon.
I love your book and am honored that you invited me to write a blurb for it. I can assure your readers that it’s one of the most original, fascinating, and artful reads they’ll ever have! Congratulations and best wishes for a successful launch. Jeanie
Thank you so very much Jeanie for these thoughts & your eloquent words gracing the book adds a beauty and richness.
Beautiful vignette on the birth of a book!
Thank you Pierre, artfully said & I appreciate your equally artful & insightful words on the book.
“Just give me the puzzle pieces”—
Yes! Let the reader engage…
Glad you’re back on poemimage, Steve!
Yes, Luciano had great advice didn’t he Elana. Thank you & it feels great to be back in blogville.
Huge congratulations Steve. As always, your art is beautifully executed. I look forward to reading your except and hope I can purchase a copy of my own to read.
Good morning mn, hello again, 🙂 and thank you. That’s very nice to hear.
Congratulations Steven 👏☺️🤓 smiles Hedy
Thank you Hedy. 🙂
Wow Steven, that’s a glorious feather in your cap. What an adventure getting there eh…Felicidades amigo!
Thanks very much a lot John. :- )