The Kindness of Crocodiles is a winner of the Wild Leek Press Inaugural Chapbook Competition 2017. This limited edition book of 103 copies has a letterpress cover that is printed using old foundry hand-set movable metal type (an unknown serif font similar to Garamond) and a decorative rose flower printers’ block on Gmund Letterpress 100% cotton cover stock paper (110lb light moss color) on Wild Leek Press’ antique Golding Pearl #3 letterpress from 1892.
Publication Date: February 21, 2018
Ann Struthers grew up on an isolated Iowa farm. She studied in the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, has been awarded two Fulbright Fellowships, one to Aleppo, Syria, and one to Sri Lanka, and has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including The North American Review, Poetry, Poetry International, Southern Humanities Review, Iowa Review, Sukloon (Dubai), and others. She lived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a year while teaching at the University of Colombo and where she had an opportunity to observe some of the world’s most fascinating wild life. She and her husband currently live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but she believes that Spirit Lake, Iowa (lake, not the town) is the center of the universe.