Sunday, April 11, 2010
On Friday, April 9th, I received my first full-length book in the mail! The Park of Upside-Down Chairs arrived intact, delivered not by the stork but by UPS on a rainy, unassuming evening. I am, I must admit, still in a bit of shock. It feels wonderful to weigh its heft in my palms. I know e-books, etc... are taking off these days, but there is nothing yet to replace the gentle but solid feel of a book; its intimate, yet sovereign presence--something not dependent on computers or URL's. I especially relish the whispery flipping of its pages.... I just saw Bright Star--the Jane Campion film about John Keats--and find myself feeling especially wistful this weekend and thinking of poets with first and second books and the possible fates that await those books! It is also spring in full form right now. Trees are frilled with white blossoms, yet a chill still persists in the air. April is speeding by! To access the WordTech link to my book, simply click on the following link: The Park of Upside-Down Chairs.