Monday, September 28, 2009

I both love and hate waiting for books. The frustration is infuriating, seeing the postman cycle past without stopping, but the books will be amazing when they arrive. And my father is in the US at the moment, and I've had some books posted to him to save on shipping (A Selection from Carnival, by Steve McCafferey, published by bpNichol's gr0nk press, and Jed Rasula's Syncopations: the Stress of Innovation in Contemporary American Poetry).

Aside from my contributor's copies of the new Brief (see a previous post - or feel free to contact me and I'll let you know how to get copies), I'm waiting on Catherine Meng's Dokument (Petrichord), Kate Durbin's The Ravenous Audience (Black Goat Press/ Akashic Books) and Michael Leong's e.s.p. (Silenced Press). All promise to be fantastic - I'll have a review of Kate's Fragements Found in a 1937 Aviator's Boot (Dancing Girl Press) up here very shortly.


Andrea said...

Oh, yes. I know that feeling from waiting for records - though I usually combine my orders to save on postage. Still - something to look forward too.

As for the new Brief, it sounds cool. I'm keen to read Blue Light - Metallic and the other poems and things in there.

Ross Brighton said...

I try and combine orders, but when you're ordering micropress stuff it's often not possible, and postage isn't too expensive for a small chapbook. Likewise with swaps - I pay to post to the US, or Canada, or wherever, and they pay to post to NZ and that's it.

If you want a copy of brief I can give you the email address of Michael Arnold - He's sending me my contributors copies, and I'm sure he can arrange sales.

Andrea said...

Cool! yes, i'd definitely like to order a copy.