Tiny Books

You may or may not recall my book Doll God and chapbook Kin Types. Now it’s time to see the miniature versions.

After the release of Doll God, the doll on the cover was named Mary Gold by blog readers. I lost track of her for awhile, but then she turned up. I’ve been keeping her safe. Then I bought her a tiny Doll God. 

Joy Neal Kidney wrote a splendiferous review of Doll God today over on her blog! You can read it here: DOLL GOD REVIEW BY JOY NEAL KIDNEY

Of course, after seeing Mary Gold’s photo shoot, my other dolls started crying for their own tiny book. This doll, with her roots from the same heritage as so many of my ancestors, was selected to pose with a mini Kin Types.

When the gardener sees me doing photo shoots of dolls and kitties (like for Tiger’s birthday), I know he thinks I’m a weirdo. But he’s the bigger weirdo because he keeps sweeping up the same dead leaves and dried flowers day after day. How boring is that!


Reminder to register for the blogger poets zoom poetry reading scheduled for Saturday, 23 April! Link below.


The theme for National Poetry Month 2022 is There’s A Poem in This Place. Two places to find contemporary poetry at its most vibrant are in the blogging community and at live readings. On 23 April 2022 from 4-5:30 PM ET, the two places cometogetherwhen a select group of poets from the blogosphere present a live reading of their poetry at Poets in the Blogosphere. Most poetry is meant to be read aloud, and hearing poets read their own work is a heightened experience.The event is moderated by Elizabeth Gauffreau. Please register in advance at https://tinyurl.com/Poets-in-the-Blogosphere




Celebrate National Poetry Month with Elizabeth Gauffreau, Luanne Castle, Serena Agusto-Cox, Ken Gierke, George Franklin, Stephanie L. Harper, Carla McGill, Robert Okaji, and Merril Smith!

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39 responses to “Tiny Books

  1. This is so dear! I featured your Doll God on my website today, so have to link this to it!

  2. What a beautiful world of poetry and tiny dolls, projected in lovely visuals.
    It is always a treat to begin a week with your post, Luanne!

  3. Of course dolls should have their own books to read. Not crazy at all.

  4. Congratulations, Luanne

  5. Why shouldn’t dolls have their own books? And yours have great taste! 😊

  6. Adorable!! The dolls are posed so prettily with their tiny books.

  7. Oh my! Those are adorable!

  8. I love these Luanne. The proportions are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Tiny Books fabulous, Luanne!
    You are the most creative poet/artistic writer I know! Wow. Rock on.

  10. Tiny books are perfect for dolls.

  11. Tiny things can be such lovely things! Tiny books are especially intriguing. Keep taking photos and creating beauty in the world around you. 🙂

  12. I think it’s absolutely adorable that you’ve dolled up your dolls and gifted them your books. They seem rather pleased!

  13. Love the tiny books!

  14. Wow, Luanne, what a fun and interesting venture. You have many layers of many kinds of talents! How fun it must be to do such things!

  15. Great little books Luanne, what a good idea!

  16. Your doll pics are sweet little tableaux! Very nice review of your work! You are so creative and productive; I’m in awe of you!

  17. Why shouldn’t your gorgeous dolls have their own miniature books? In fact, there will be a programme on TV this week on that very subject. Not sure if this video will play for you, but if it does, I think you will take even more inspiration, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTYJ_FGUZmg&t=144s

    • So weird, I went to watch the video and it was some other video that played. I’ll try to see if I can watch it later. Technology . . . . Thanks, Gwen!

      • It might have automatically started the next one. Perhaps if you hit the replay button it will work. It starts off with a beach shot and voiceover “Australia has a reputation for big…”

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