Blurbs make it seem real..

Here are two lovely blurbs for my upcoming poetry collection, entitled The Meeting Place, due out May 2018, from Salmon Poetry of Ireland. It's starting to become real… In Dede Cummings' The Meeting Place, we find a writer at the height of her powers, reaching back to the past to find not only herself, but also to... Continue Reading →

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To Look Out From

My first poetry collection out April 11, 2017! “In To Look Out From, Dede Cummings takes good advantage of the imaginative fluidity that poetry offers. Even her poems of memory and family are driven by curiosity and enlivened by quick maneuvers and spritely turns. And she is careful never to leave the reader behind.” —... Continue Reading →

Birth of a Book, Part 2

On the process of book cover design, my love of designing poetry, and the challenges of nailing a good cover ... For the design of the cover of David's Inferno, I wanted to create a cover that might cause people to react—my hope (?) is that they would feel uneasy with the lack of a... Continue Reading →

Seasons, Books & Writing

I just returned from co-hosting our first Writers' Workshop, with author-editor, Suzanne Kingsbury, at my family's summer home in Matunuck, Rhode Island. It was a magical time, with nine women, all eager to write, to share, to explore. When I called my mother, Shirley, to tell her how amazing and intense the salon writing sessions... Continue Reading →

A (long) Weekend in Writing Paradise

Really . . . the only salon-style writing retreat of its kind with Development Editor and Writer, Suzanne Kingsbury and Literary Agent, Publicist and Book Designer, Dede Cummings Make your writing dreams a reality. Clarify your writing goals, Bounce your work off of us, Learn the writing trade, Meet other authors, Relax, Laugh! One-on-one meetings... Continue Reading →

The thought has found words . . .

Let's see: I was an English major in college, which was actually a good thing! I have a lifelong love affair with books and a book as an object, not a digital ball of light or touch-screen smooth and swiped, or a website (though I do website design and ePub books that are editorially and... Continue Reading →

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