Ruth Colombo’s latest book

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Words on Parole is a book of poetry, the sequel to her earlier Concurrent Life Sentences, by our friend and author Ruth Colombo.

I got to do the cover, working with a portrait of the writer that Ruth has always liked. It was a black and white photo that needed Photoshop repairs to cracks and some interesting but unwanted artefacts of the developing process. The only creative touch I could think to add were the title’s words “released” from the background, on parole, you see.

Ruth’s poems are witty, wide-ranging, frank, insightful, personal and original. Author/husband John Robert Colombo gives a good summary, here.