Bookswarm has worked with poetry publishers for several years, including Faber and Salt Books – but we’re pleased to say we’ve just launched our first commission for an individual poet, Philadelphia-based Rachel Blum.
Rachel wanted to showcase a wide selection of her work on the site – so we built it so that she can use WordPress to create multiple volumes, each with their own title and cover image, and then add as many poems to each volume as she wants. The order can be changed around and poems can benefit from embedded audio readings and images too.
The site launches with two completed volumes and a third as a work-in-progress. Each volume opens as a pop-up and users can page through the volumes, not unlike reading a book of poetry.