Saturday, 19 January 2013


2013 has begun with two unexpected requests: the first from "Poems in the Waiting Room", New Zealand, for permission to use one of my poems, Cellist, in their poem card series distributed to hospital/ medical waiting rooms and retirement homes. The second from the University of Buffalo, NY, asking for a copy of my first pamphlet "Uncertain Days" for the Poetry and Rare Books section of the university's library. Happenstance Press, who published it in 2006, had none left - it had sold out quite quickly - and I had only my own (clean) copy plus one rather stained copy. The clean copy will soon be winging its way overseas. I wonder if anyone will ever read it once it's neatly filed away?

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