If you're in New York tonight and you're free between 6:00 and 8:00, consider coming by the School of the Visual Arts where I'm going to be signing copies of Spartan Holiday Nos. 1 and 2.
The details are here.
Note that an RSVP is required, as security concerns require the door guard to have names of those attending. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Spartan Holiday No.2, back cover. The handlettered text quotes the first two lines of a Du Shenyan poem. Du was a Tang dynasty poet (born 646 CE).
ON A WALK IN THE EARLY SPRING
HARMONIZING A POEM BY MY FRIEND LU
STATIONED AT CHANGZHOU
Only to wanderers can come
Ever new the shock of beauty,
Of white cloud and red cloud dawning from the sea,
Of spring in the wild-plum and river-willow....
I watch a yellow oriole dart in the warm air,
And a green water- plant reflected by the sun.
Suddenly an old song fills
My heart with home, my eyes with tears.