Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Happy Happy

The floors are all sanded down and are looking great. It's amazing how much paler they are with all the old finish gone. We are going with a natural look. I think it will lighten up the rooms a lot.

Some recent good news in the mail:

I am accepted to present at the Skagit River Poetry Festival in May (It's the Pacific NW version of the Dodge Poetry Festival, only smaller scale. I believe it is run by the sister of the guy who does the Dodge Festival).

It's official: I now have a signed contract for the next book from Copper Canyon, and a projected publication date! What's Written on the Body is due out in Spring of 2007. I feel very lucky and honored to have a second book with Copper Canyon. They have been just wonderful to work with.

35 comments:

Kells said...

Peter,

Congratulations on your second book! I can't wait to read it!

AND I'll be seeing you at Skagit too (along with Jeannine), we were also accepted to be poets at the festival as well! It shall be fun!

Congrats again on both! (And the new floors, I *know* how much difference nice floors can make!)

Anne said...

Congrats on all the good news! Be sure to let us know when we can pre-order the book. :)

jeannine said...

Congrats Peter - I knew Copper Canyon would come through - they are a great press and you have got a great book - a match made in heaven :)

Charles said...

Yay! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it. :)

Emily Lloyd said...

Peter, that's fabulous! Congrats!

Eduardo C. Corral said...

Congrats Peter! To celebrate I'm going to let you buy me a drink at AWP!

Kiss, kiss.

Ginger Heatter said...

Great news, Peter! Congratulations!

Pamela said...

Congratulations, Peter! Let us know when we can pre-order.

Collin said...

Peter, fantastic news! Can't wait to read it.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news, Peter and I *love* the title. Put me down for a signed copy!

Ivy said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations, Peter!

Stuart Greenhouse said...

Wow. Congrats.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Huzzah!

steve mueske said...

Rock on, Peter! This is great news, and well deserved. Congratulations to you!

Steve

Nick said...

Bravissimo!

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

Congratulations, Peter! Such a great press-- you deserve each other. You always have such great titles, too. I am so looking forward to reading it.

You'll love Skagit. I was there a few years back. I met so many great people and poets. Tell everyone hello for me. And don't miss bringing home lots of Indian smoked salmon. MMMM!!! We had it in cream cheese quesadillas for weeks. Beautiful country, beautiful festival.

cornshake said...

a most excellent news--hope you are celebrating with some delish foods--a decadent dessert perhaps? ;)

Radish King said...

Hee heee, heee, heeee.

That's how this makes me feel.

Heeeee, hee, heeeee, heeeee.

love,
R.

Artichoke Heart said...

What wonderful, delightful news! Yay!!

jenni said...

Congrats, Peter! I loved your first book, looking forward to this one!

Justin Evans said...

Peter,

Congratulations! I have loved your book so much and find myself reaching for it time and time again, whenever I get the chance.

I will certainly want to buy your next book, and I am very happy to see you are still working with Copper Canyon Press. Is Sam still heading up things?

Say 'hey' to Dean for me, and let me know if he wants a copy of the family history I have---it's full of Mormony goodness.

Again, congratulations. I think your poetry is just incredible.

Peter said...

Thanks all: you are so sweet!
Dean and I celebrated tonight with a little picnic in our hotel room: Pagliacci salad, a split chicken breast, and pomegranate martinis that we drank from the little hotel bathroom glasses. It was so fun!
But I wish we were back in our own place. It is hard to be misplaced.
Kelli: yes, new floors are our theme for the year. ~grin~

barbara jane said...

awesome news! congrats to you!

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz said...

Congrats, Peter!

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Great news Peter. Poetry brings wonderful things into our lives. Good for you.

C. Dale said...

I can't believe I missed this yesterday. Glad it is now official. Looking forward to reading it. Hey, we can even do a reading or two together. We will both have books out that Spring. Then again, two doctor-poets reading together might send the audience over the edge! Oh Peter, so excited for you.

Peter said...

Thanks BJ, AJ, SR, and CDY.
C Dale: yes I'm definitely up for a reading. But you are right: two doctor-poets might be an overdose. ~grin~

Diane K. Martin said...

Congrats from me too. They're a great press.

Seth Abramson said...

Peter,

That's fantastic! I'm so happy for you--congratulations!

S.

Tony said...

Yay Peter!

That's great!

Brian Campbell said...

CONGRATS, PETER! (Trying to shout above the others)

Neil Aitken said...

Wow Peter -- what fantastic news! Great job -- I'm looking forward reading the new book :)

Peter said...

Thanks again all. Your support and good wishes are awesome!

nate said...

Guess I'm late to the party... major congrats, Peter! I enjoy your poetry very much!

32poems said...

I'm late...Congratulations though!