Friday, January 26, 2007



A copy of What's Written on the Body arrived this afternoon, and it is just GORGEOUS! I love it I love it I love it. And it is so nice to finally be able to hold it in my hands. Phil Kovacevich did a terrific job with the cover (thank you). I love the blurbs that were chosen for the back cover, and my little author photo, and the image of a man's nude back, and everything. I can hardly wait to read from it! (Actually, I opened Body up and read "Tete-a-Tete" out loud in the living room to myself, and it felt wonderful). Tonight Dean and I are going out with our friends Kevin and Bob, and I am pretty sure a martini or two will be hoisted in the air in celebration. Cheers!

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PS: What's Written on the Body is available to bookstores through Consortium (Copper Canyon's distributor), and it's available for pre-order at Amazon, B & N, SPD, Powell's, and all the usual places. I'll have copies for the ASU Writer's Conference. Or you can come by Copper Canyon's table at AWP, and I'd be delighted to sign a copy for you.

15 comments:

greg rappleye said...

Great news!

I'll pick one up at AWP!


Greg Rappleye

Montgomery Maxton said...

i put it on my To Order list.

Anne said...

You have a gorgeous book, and Serena has a big ol' trophy -- today is a good day! :D

(And how about that Serena, huh? I don't think anything short of an armored tank could have stopped her today. WOW.)

C. Dale said...

Congrats. I can't wait to get one.

Eduardo C. Corral said...

I'll buy a copy at the ASU conference. Remember, I live very close to Tempe. Let's have coffee!

Suzanne said...

I hope we can order signed copies directly from you, those of us that can't make AWP, I mean. (Save one for me, Peter!)

Collin said...

Yay! New books are always a thrill to get in the mail. I'll definitely pick one up at AWP so I can get your signature in person.

Peter said...

Thanks G, MM, A, CD, C.

Suzanne: I'll have copies eventually, and would love to sign one for you. I think Copper Canyon will have signed copies, too, that you can order directly from them online www.coppercanyonpress.org
The book is not quite up on their website yet, though.

Eduardo: Would love to see you at ASU.

garylmcdowell said...

Congrats, Peter!

I'll be picking up a copy at AWP (will you be there to grace my copy with your signature?)

Congratulations!

Lana Hechtman Ayers said...

Congrats! I'm sure your book is as lucious on the inside as it is on the outside. See you at AWP.

Ivy said...

Congratulations, Peter! How exciting! :-)

Peter said...

Gary and Lana: Yes, I'll be at AWP. So please stay hi if our paths cross. I'm not presenting this year, but I'll be at Copper Canyon's table sometime. And I'll be reading offsite at Collin's Poetry at the Portfolio Center series on March 2nd (more info on the link at the left).

Collin said...

Yes, all those coming to AWP please consider coming to Poetry at Portfolio Center on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. to hear Peter and the wonderful Ann Fisher-Wirth read. It's a great venue. You can find out more about Portfolio Center at www.portfoliocenter.com.

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Congratulations on the publication of your book Peter. Also, for your inclusion in the Anthology. Happy for you. Thanks for making American poetry a stronger river.

brent goodman said...

I've always loved Copper Canyon - I've discovered so many great poets just by trusting that everything CC publishes is outstanding - Richard Jones, Sam Hamill, Jim Harrison, David Bottoms - and now you too! I can't wait to read it.

(handsome photo too)

Brent