But this week, something really cool happened.
|Paul at the ALAN workshop, 2013.|
(I swear I have a selfie of us from 2010
but I can't find it.)
Since I CRAWL THROUGH IT advance copies have arrived, the next step is my amazing publishing team sending those ARCs to people who request them, or people who require them and all that stuff. I am very grateful for these mailings.
So, Paul received a copy of the ARC from Little, Brown and as he does, he mentioned on Facebook that he was reading it. There is a line in the book about eighty nine cents. There are poems in the book, too--some with repeating titles. So when Paul told me he would give me his .89 (get it? two cents...eighty nine cents? Paul is funny.) when he was done, I said I'd write a poem called "How to Know if Your .89 Is Real." But then he beat me to it.
These are gorgeous poems. I wanted to share them, so I'm linking all five below.
How to Know if Your .89 Is Real: Number 1
How to Know if Your .89 Is Real: Number 2
How to Know if Your .89 Is Real: 3
How to Know if Your .89 Is Real: FOR Ways
How to Know if Your .89 Is Real: Channel 5
I can't tell you how humbling and cool it is to read poems that were inspired by this crazy book I wrote that I never thought I'd publish. It's pretty amazing to wake up every morning this week and find a new poem waiting for me.
Thank you for the beautiful poems, Paul! I can't wait to thank you in person in Minneapolis this November!