Tuesday, November 24, 2009
An Interivew with Christopher Nelson on the Origins of CUE and CUE Editions
We always wanted CUE to showcase a large number of poems by a relatively small number of writers, so the side step to chapbooking seemed like a natural development in the growth of CUE. The idea is to save overhead by moving online, use a fraction of the previous print budget to publish one-of-a-kind chapbooks, and then to turn around and use our wider web presence to create a readership for the chapbooks, which, hopefully, will begin to pay for their own production. It’s not an original model for expansion, but it’s one that I think allows us to keep one foot in the print world. While we haven’t gotten production completely off the ground, when we do the hope is to put out 3–4 chapbooks a year.