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.