Venus update, book tour, more Poets on Twitter
Conquering Venus is in "pre-media," which means it's almost ready to go to the printer, according to Vanilla Heart. Woot! While this is happening, I've been trying to set up readings and signings outside Atlanta. I have a friend in Austin helping me set something up there and another working on Florida. I was on the phone yesterday with bookstores in Tennessee and South Carolina and am waiting to hear back about dates. One bookstore declined because they aren't doing readings and signings anymore unless the author has friends or family to come and buy books. The owner's response was that people just aren't coming to readings anymore. That's a bummer.
Any day now, I'll be finding out if either of the AWP panels in Denver were accepted and I also hope the Split this Rock panel I'm on gets accepted. I've been invited to do a reading in Savannah in February (details soon) and would love to go back to Saints & Sinners in New Orleans. Fingers crossed that 2010 is chockablock with events for Conquering Venus.
I've started compiling another list of Poets on Twitter. Since the first list appeared back in the spring, the number of poets who are tweeting has grown substantially. There were many poets who didn't make the list, but left there follow names in the comments, so I'll be verifying those and putting up a brand new list in the coming week. Are you a poet who tweets? Let me know! Rules will be the same as last time: You can't be an anonymous tweeter and you have to be actively tweeting right now.
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