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"..So here's to that identity, to that quality of humanity, the ability to take the ingredients of the world and brew poetry." -Brewing

I sifted through poems I've written between 2004-2011, cleaned up the good ones and put together my first full-length book of poetry! Watch the video for a reading of the poem Brewing. It is one of my favorites from the book, but be sure to expect a variety of styles and lengths of poems in the full text. Enjoy!

When pledging $, a few things to keep in mind: 

I have set a low funding goal since I do not receive any funds unless the goal is met. I'm really just trying to cover printing and shipping costs, so the amount I need is directly proportional to the number of copies needed. Also I will lose about 10% to Kickstarter and Amazon fees (you end up sending funds through Amazon). This kickstarter page expires on Thanksgiving, at which time I should be able to see your shipping info and contact you about rewards. Please see the rewards along the right side bar on your screen. Note to those of you outside of the continental U.S.: you can still get a copy-- just try to pledge an amount that will cover shipping, please. If you have questions you can contact me using the "send message" link on my Kickstarter page or e-mail apillitt@hotmail.com.

Thanks so much for pledging! 

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    Any donation is much appreciated! I'm doing my best to give fair rewards, so for $5 I can provide a copy of the book as long as I don't have to ship it. If it will need to be shipped, please pledge $10 or more to cover the delivery cost. When pledging, keep in mind that I'm losing about 10% to Amazon and Kickstarter fees. Thanks!

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    For $10 I can print and ship the book anywhere in the U.S.! Or, if it does not need to be shipped, you can have 2 copies. Maybe you have a friend who likes poetry? Perhaps it'd make for a nice holiday gift?

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    For $15 I will send a copy of the book to anywhere in the U.S. and also write you a little haiku :) If it does not need to be shipped, you can have 2 copies and a haiku. Thanks!

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    For $20 or more, we can discuss whether you'd like multiple copies or other personalized options. When the funding goal is met, I'll be able to contact you to discuss. If you have any questions or concerns before then, use the "send message" link on my Kickstarter page or e-mail apillitt@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!

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    The more you pledge, the more copies you can get! For $50 or more you'll have the option of more copies, personalized poems, or something else of your choice. Please contact me as above with thoughts or questions. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

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    For $500 or more, if I know you personally, I will hand deliver a copy or multiple copies of the book anywhere in the continental U.S.! Number of copies will of course depend on the amount of your donation and your location. We'll talk it over. If you're overseas or new to me, we can talk about options. Also, you're awesome. THANK YOU FOREVER!!

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