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Author Shelley Jackson Launches Storytelling Project Called ‘SNOW’

sjacksonAuthor Shelley Jackson has been taking advantage of New York City’s wintery weather to launch a storytelling project called “SNOW.” Jackson uses her @snowshelleyjackson instagram account and Flickr to share a photo of one beautifully carved out word in the snow.

Each word contributes to “a story in progress, weather permitting.” Jackon (pictured, via) began this project on January 22nd and thus far, she has posted more than 200 images. What do you think? (via The Gothamist)

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Kurt Vonnegut, e.e. cummings & Shel Silverstein Are Most Popular Literary Tattoo Inspirations

Twilight tattoos are not the only contenders on the literary tattoo playing field. Novelist Justin Taylor and literary agent Eva Talmadge collaborated on a nonfiction compilation of literary tattoos based on their blog, tattoolit.com.

The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide came out this week from Harper Perennial and the trailer is embedded above. We caught up with the authors to talk about how the book came to be.

E = Eva Talmadge
J = Justin Taylor

Q: From your experience, which book/author receives the most tattoo requests?
E: Kurt Vonnegut and e.e. cummings are probably the most popular authors when it comes to literary tattoos.
J: And of course, if we had wanted to we could have done an entire book of just Shakespeare.

Q: Which children’s book illustrations are most popular?
E: Shel Silverstein, by far.

Q: What was the most interesting “story” behind a tattoo?
E: Best story by far is how Jamie Garvey of Gainesville, Florida, came to copy his e.e. cummings tattoo (“how do you like your blue-eyed boy now, mr. death?”) off the one and only Harry Crews.

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