It took some time to find some artwork, but eventually we found Colleen Blackard's "Wake, 2010." I had to alter the dimensions of it a bit to work on the cover and for the spine. Here's the front cover.
Then there's the back cover. The back cover is the same artwork, but it's opacity was lowered. I wanted to use the same type of lettering as on the front cover, but because the letters were smaller, the cover image dominated the poets' names. They weren't legible, even with a decreased opacity. So I just just used black letters with a little formatting.
Here's the full cover.
Title: Wake, 2010
Medium: Ballpoint Pen on Arches Watercolor Paper
Artist: Colleen Blackard
“Wake” is a glimpse into another world where landscapebecomes celestial. Water and sky are built up by masses ofballpoint pen circles to create patterns of obfuscating shadowsand defining lights that confuse and clarify the subject.This time-consuming yet meditative process gives lifeto every detail.
You can find more of here: http://colleenblackard.carbonmade.com/.