I love Blackwing pencils. Some of my books are delicate enough that I only write in the margin in pencil. In poetry books I use pencil because I usually change my mind about what I first think. When I wrote the book, I wrote a lot of it by hand with Blackwing pencils. To commemorate the event and as a gift to those of you out there who have held me aloft all these years I asked Blackwing if they wanted to collaborate on some pencils. They were game. Here is the result:
If you’ve already ordered a bookplate, a box is coming your way (it was supposed to be a surprise). If you’re interested in buying a box of pencils, Blackwing is testing interest here.
If you’d like a bookplate (and are patient), the offer is still open.