First, the biggest news: if you live in the US and you filled out the backer survey before this Sunday night, your book has been shipped! International copies will go out a little later. If you haven't filled out the backer survey, please do; I'll ship the next round next week. Huge thanks are in order to two friends named Emily and two friends not named Emily (Mica and John) who came over to help me stuff envelopes with shocking efficiency.
I would like to note that the post office in the basement of the Sears Tower is the friendliest post office I've encountered in Chicago, just in case any of you should ever need that information. Also: they make Forever stamps with poets on 'em, but I didn't discover this until the day after I mailed the bulk of the books, which I will always obviously regret.
The copy of the book you see up there with the colorful bits sticking out of it is the copy I read from last Friday. You can still watch that reading, if you're so inclined. I had so much fun with it. Thanks especially to Uncharted Books for hosting, to the Disabato family for snacks, and to everyone who was there, in person or online.
Here is what the books looked like in Tyvek envelopes being shoved into a mailbox:
Thank you, again, for making this surreal thing real.
Some other surreal things that are real now: a wonderfully thoughtful review from Jessica Fenlon, who attended the reading, and a series of three musical scores for poems by Kevin Clark.
Okay and wow!
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