Bringing the Seasonal Cards

Robin’s Seasonal Cards have been enjoyed by thousands of people over decades.  Now, for the first time, Tilted Planet makes them available for you to buy and send to your friends and kin.  Heck, send them to anyone you want to impress.

You already know that Tilted Planet Press is named after the way our planet tilts on its axis, and the way that tilt causes the seasons.  Here’s a description:

From windy groves of the checkered city
the colors and resins of summer
have ebbed and flowed away
to the tilted planet’s southern belly.
There pregnant lands turn to the sun
to celebrate the seasonal bonanza of life.
(Diverging, p. 42)

Each card bears a photo of the natural world (or sometimes the made world) on the cover.  A few have a second photo inside.  There are a lot of cards, and we’re going to introduce them in several rounds.

Some cards, especially the winter solstice cards, contain a poem and make a statement.  All the cards introduced in this round are winter solstice cards.  Other cards are blank inside, for you to write a personal message.  They’re coming.

Four cards are introduced in this round.  Three of the cards follow a long tradition of modest size with a poem in well-set type.  One takes a bold new direction, with large format and a poem written in Robin’s own hand.

We hope you enjoy them.  Spread them to the four winds.

  • Seasonal Cards
  • Planet Earth
  • Angle of Axis

Welcome to Tilted Planet Press

Welcome to the new Tilted Planet Press bookstore.  You can actually buy books here!  To begin with, only four books are offered.  Over the coming days and weeks we will add more books, as well as e-books, greeting cards, and posters.  We’ll also enrich the site with sample pages and videos and news and all manner of window-dressing.

This marks the fourth major rebuild of the Tilted Planet Press site, stretching back to the early aughts.  We’ve weathered the transition across several platforms, including Adobe GoLive, iWeb, RapidWeaver, and now WordPress.  This is our first platform with honest-to-gosh ecommerce.

Watermarks is the big headline now.  This is the second book in the Trailbook Series, coming out in Spring 2021.  This will be a series of poems and photos set on the Barton Creek Trail.  Even though it is not released yet, you can buy it now.  We’ll send it to you first.

Benchmarks was the first book in the Trailbook Series.  (You can probably predict the title of the next book in the series.)  This was a series of poems and photos about the Lady Bird Lake Trail.

I am a comet is a collection of poems from Robin’s boyhood years in Houston, vividly illustrated by Sean Haworth.

Diverging is a collage of poetry, illustrated by Ira Kennedy, about the cosmos, America, Austin, and selfhood.  The dedication to Walt Whitman is a clue.

Do us a favor.  Test out the ecommerce function of the site by purchasing something.  We would be encouraged.