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My publisher recently informed me of the sales status of my book of poems, Late Night Writing. Needless to say, the conversation wasn't close to a million dollar contract. Even more exciting was the Barnes & Noble Sales Rank: 510,786. Wow, do I have a long way to make the New York Times bestseller list.

So with that in mind, let me invite you to some events where I'll be performing/reading poems from Late Night Writing.

When: Saturday, September 4th. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Performances begin at 8:00 pm
Where: The Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall
What: "Resonance" Art Opening/Multimedia Performance
The opening will feature the works and performances from several visual and performance artists.
Cost: Free to the public; donations encouraged.

When: Saturday, September 10, 2004. Performaces from 6pm-9pm
Where: Well-Bred Cafe
What: The Traveling Bonfires presents an evening of poetry, music, and peaceful vibes.
Cost: Free to the public.

When: Saturday, September 11, 2004. Performaces from 6pm-9:30pm
Where: Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe
What: The Traveling Bonfires presents another evening of poetry, coffee, words, music, and peaceful vibes.
Cost: Free to the public.

  1. Blogger 1000 black lines | 12:34 AM, September 06, 2004 |  

    Thanks to all those beautiful souls who attended The Grey Eagle event. A couple informal reviews of my performance were as follows: "you have a very casual presentation" and "you seemed very relaxed." Given that these kind words are from personal friends, I don't know if I can use them for promotional purposes. Among the poems read, "The Sacrifice," "You've been Rather Quiet," "What has become of Your America?" and Billy Collins' "Another reason why I don't keep a gun in the house" seemed to be the favorites people remembered after the event. I'll try to post photos of the event later this week.

  2. Blogger joy | supersiblings.com | 4:46 PM, September 07, 2004 |  

    if i were a gambling woman, i would wager that your amazon sales rank is lower (i.e. better) than your b/n numbers. might check.

  3. Blogger 1000 black lines | 10:58 AM, September 11, 2004 |  

    You're probably correct. Still a daunting task in promoting a poetry book.

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