Hey, everyone . . . did you notice I've got a new blog header? I find myself always wanting to use the word "banner" instead of "header" here because the first term reminds me of flags in a strong breeze, how they whip and crackle, straining to fly free in cerulean ether. And I want that kind of energy in the blog itself. But alas, "header" is the correct term; "banner" is reserved for a graphic used to advertise the blog somewhere else.
Here's the old header if you want to compare the two headers, assuming you haven't been bored to tears at this point!
Click on this thumbnail of the header to see it full size.
I would love some feedback about either header. I created the new one to be more 3D, to have the letters feel like they're floating. And also to minimize my name, which was way too prominent in the old header. What do you think?
A blog on poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, the world of writing and art . . . life, the universe, everything . . . something, nothing, anything . . .eep opp ork ah-ah.
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I write poems and stories. Also the occasional creative nonfiction. And I edit the North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the US. I am a Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, where I teach creative writing and literature.
I play bass guitar and lead guitar; I also love to bang on the drums! And if you couldn't already tell from the color scheme around here, my favorite color is blue, in all its dynamic shades and flavors: cobalt, electric, royal, robin's-egg, navy, cerulean, teal, indigo, sky.