Hello again world (or the six or so inhabitants of it who are reading this). And a belated Happy New Year.
So things have been a bit quiet on this blog of late. That would be because I have been busily working away finishing my ArtsACT-funded project, a chapbook of autism poems. The manuscript is with the publisher, the grant acquittal is done, and you can read all 24 poems here between now and April 2012, when I will be taking them down and encouraging people to buy the book instead. The book, to be called First… Then… will be launched at a yet-to-be confirmed location by Alan Gould, with the help of Daltons Books. It will be launched again a bit later in April at the premises of Autism Asperger ACT. Watch this space for details.
I did actually publish some early drafts of some autism poems on this blog (check out the Autism Poems Category to see some), but after a while I realised the book had such a specific audience that it really needed its own blog. I also provided a link to the other blog over there in the side bar but have not been very good at drawing people’s attention to it. Better late than never, I suppose….
I’ll also be reading from the book on Tuesday, 10 July as part of the Poetry at the Gods reading series. Go on, put it in your diary. Surely five and a half months in advance is not too early 🙂
Anyhoo, here’s hoping you, your loved ones and your pet projects all have a happy and productive 2012.
Cheers for now