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I wrote a chapbook called It’s Always This Beautiful, I Just Can’t Always See It, and it's being published with Bottlecap Press!
What is a chapbook? In a nutshell, chapbooks are teeny books. Merriam-Webster defines them as a small book containing ballads, poems, tales, or tracts. They are collections of poems, stories, or an experimental mix of both. Chapbooks usually hover in the range of 20–40 pages.
It’s Always This Beautiful, I Just Can’t Always See It, came out of my daily gratitude practice I started over a year ago. This practice was just for me. I wrote it on my phone, in the notes app, and what started as lists grew into paragraphs. I shared it with friends and people I love, in text messages and on phone calls. Like life, it ebbed and flowed into whatever it wanted to be, and I let it. So now it's my first book of writing and I'm really excited to share it.
Here is a blurb from the publisher:
In It’s Always This Beautiful, I Just Can’t Always See It, gratitude becomes a medium through which Barbini reflects on memory, recovery, beauty, and grief.
It’s Always This Beautiful, I Just Can’t Always See It, is a love letter to being alive.