Sisypha Larvata Prodeat
(Sisypha Wearing a Mask Advances)
Sisypha Larvata Prodeat (Sisypha Wearing a Mask Advances), one of my inaugural projects with Madville Publishing LLC, is a poetry book by my dear friend and mentor, Jan Cole. I tried to turn this project down, because it is complicated by Adelina Moya’s beautiful full-color paintings illustrating English and French poems translated into Chinese by editor Lorrie Lo and translator Angela Liu. I was simply too busy at Texas Review Press to take on a project this complex.
However, Jan Cole is persistent. She insisted that I publish this book for her. At the end of the day, the projected waited until I had time for it. Now the Huntsville Arts Commission has given us a grant to promote the book locally, and Dr. Ralph Pease (professor Emeritus from the SHSU Department of English) has written an Afterword. Several of us met on Saturday in honor of our artist, Adelina Moya, being in town.