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 →

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Going to CUBA! Update!

UPDATE, March 7, 2015 Our trip is filling up very quickly, and there is talk of Tim and Dede doing another one in March, 2016, so don't worry! Tim Weed, our guide, just returned from a National Geographic trip to the island, and he is really excited about our trip because he will be able... 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 →

Birth of a New Book

Greetings from Vermont, and Happy New Year! It is with great pleasure that I write to tell you about a stunning debut, that of David’s Inferno, a remarkable book which many in the publishing community are already calling, “an instant classic.”  I am the lucky agent for this book, and my own publisher, Hatherleigh Press, bought... 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 →

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