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Shelly Reed

Shelly Reed - Designer

Brooklyn, NY, United States

I bring poetry books and anthologies to life.

Overview

Poetry (and anthologies that include it) is hard to design, hard to convert to ebooks (no software can do it), and hard to market. I can manage the whole process end-to-end or simply manage the hard bits. I will give you honest advice and hold your hand throughout the process (if you want). I have a knack for marketable titles and can help you understand what you need and what you don't (to save money).

Services
Fiction
Anthologies Poetry
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Certifications

  • Project Management Professional Certification

Work experience

Freelance Project Manager, Editor, Writer, and Designer

Shelly Reed is self-employed

September, 2016 – Present (3 months)

Publisher and Editor

Big Wonderful Press, LLC.

December, 2012 – Present (about 4 years)

Founding editor and current publisher

Managing Editor/Poetry Editor

Spire Press, Inc.

July, 2001 – November, 2011 (over 10 years)

Acquired and edited poetry and some fiction.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Inclination to Make Waves

Hilary Sideris

"Hilary Sideris's new book, The Inclination to Make Waves, is full of linguistic tricks, lively metaphysics, and shades of amorous play that range from joyous, to coy, to melancholy. In these poems - all of them tight couplets of five or six stanzas - she's alert to the nuances of sound and sense, tweaking idioms, teasing out strands of etymology, making the full range of language operative in... read more

"Hilary Sideris's new book, The Inclination to Make Waves, is full of linguistic tricks, lively metaphysics, and shades of amorous play that range from joyous, to coy, to melancholy. In these poems - all of them tight couplets of five or six stanzas - she's alert to the nuances of sound and sense, tweaking idioms, teasing out strands of etymology, making the full range of language operative in... read more

Landscaping for Wildlife

Jen Karetnick

"Jen Karetnick's eloquent Landscape for Wildlife reconnects us to the natural world with a lyrical intelligence and beauty that is at once revelatory, empathetic, personal and political. These rich, inventive poems bind contemporary physical and emotional landscapes through a masterful and meticulous command of the range of ancient and modern poetic forms, which makes them timeless. And unforg... read more

"Jen Karetnick's eloquent Landscape for Wildlife reconnects us to the natural world with a lyrical intelligence and beauty that is at once revelatory, empathetic, personal and political. These rich, inventive poems bind contemporary physical and emotional landscapes through a masterful and meticulous command of the range of ancient and modern poetic forms, which makes them timeless. And unforg... read more

Something Impossible Happens

M.K. Sukach

“I’m so very thankful for these poems, for the way they have opened my heart, how honest they are, how they do not turn away from the ugly or try and make a hero out of the poet, or indeed out of the reader. M.K. Sukach has written a little book that will, I promise, help you survive the big, bad, world.” -Matthew Dickman

“I’m so very thankful for these poems, for the way they have opened my heart, how honest they are, how they do not turn away from the ugly or try and make a hero out of the poet, or indeed out of the reader. M.K. Sukach has written a little book that will, I promise, help you survive the big, bad, world.” -Matthew Dickman

Before I Came Home Naked

Christina Olson

Poetry. "BEFORE I CAME HOME NAKED is a marvelous x-ray of Midwestern oddities and delights with the wonder and vulnerability that comes from examining the family tree—limb from crackly limb. In her debut, Olson expertly sweeps the reader into the depths of heartbreak and humor from the very first poem. These pages burst with rewards: ample evidence of a naturalist's love of the outdoors, a sag... read more

Poetry. "BEFORE I CAME HOME NAKED is a marvelous x-ray of Midwestern oddities and delights with the wonder and vulnerability that comes from examining the family tree—limb from crackly limb. In her debut, Olson expertly sweeps the reader into the depths of heartbreak and humor from the very first poem. These pages burst with rewards: ample evidence of a naturalist's love of the outdoors, a sag... read more

Pear Slip

Matthew Hittinger

Illuminated Aluminum

Chandler Lewis

In Chandler Lewis' poetry the line is tender and resolute at turns, bound to perception while accepting the hard cores built by experience and converting them into ground upon which one can begin again to move variously. The consciousness at work reaches for every angle necessary to resist all the levels of programming, the stage-whispered and pretended futures, any one of us might constantly ... read more

In Chandler Lewis' poetry the line is tender and resolute at turns, bound to perception while accepting the hard cores built by experience and converting them into ground upon which one can begin again to move variously. The consciousness at work reaches for every angle necessary to resist all the levels of programming, the stage-whispered and pretended futures, any one of us might constantly ... read more

On the Bittersweet Avenues of Pomona

Wanda Praisner

"These poems by Wanda Praisner are reminiscent of photos in a cherished family album, but they are remarkably more than that. Like photos, they bring us image enlivened by emotion, but they are also full of that subtle brilliance we find in the best poetry, insisting along with the poet herself that The need to go, the need to stay— / this is what it means to be alive." - Phebe Davidson "Wanda... read more

"These poems by Wanda Praisner are reminiscent of photos in a cherished family album, but they are remarkably more than that. Like photos, they bring us image enlivened by emotion, but they are also full of that subtle brilliance we find in the best poetry, insisting along with the poet herself that The need to go, the need to stay— / this is what it means to be alive." - Phebe Davidson "Wanda... read more

Twelve Leagues In

Phebe Davidson

Shapeshifting

Celia Lisset Alvarez

I Tell Random People About You

Svea Barrett

Poetry. "Svea Barrett's poetry fills the quiet intervals between disaster and response, the steaming car wreck prior to the arrival of the police, the protruding bone prior to the ambulance siren. 'All the shit on the side of the road,' along with the personal trauma of divorce and the early death of a child, are rendered with unadorned eloquence. And when she writes a love poem, it's like the... read more

Poetry. "Svea Barrett's poetry fills the quiet intervals between disaster and response, the steaming car wreck prior to the arrival of the police, the protruding bone prior to the ambulance siren. 'All the shit on the side of the road,' along with the personal trauma of divorce and the early death of a child, are rendered with unadorned eloquence. And when she writes a love poem, it's like the... read more

American Creative Writers on Class

Oliver de la Paz, Rebecca Keith, Matthea Harvey, Carolyne Wright, Dorianne Laux, Leslie Jamison, Caitlin Doyle, Sonya Huber

At a time when economic inequality is on all of our minds, this collection of nonfiction and poetry from accomplished American writers focuses on intimate moments, personal relationships, and common daily experiences at the intersection of people of different economic status.

At a time when economic inequality is on all of our minds, this collection of nonfiction and poetry from accomplished American writers focuses on intimate moments, personal relationships, and common daily experiences at the intersection of people of different economic status.

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