“The Skin and Bones of It” by Kel A Raleigh

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The Skin and Bones of It is a collection of poetry written to paint an image of a queer female navigating her life during the transition of moving from rural Pennsylvania to Baltimore City. The title itself sets the mood beautifully; raw, detailed, and evolving.

I deeply enjoyed creating the cover art for this book. Kel Raleigh came to me with her title and let me freely design from there. Since I know her and her poetry so well (she’s also my fiancée) I knew exactly how I wanted this to look. The skull is a literal element that takes the form of what one reading the title may not imagine. The flowers add elegance but are left hazed to signify growth and importance.

This book is published in Birdy Books, a press Kel and I created and hope to expand within the near future.

You can purchase The Skin and Bones of It here

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