Saturday, 9 February 2008

First contact

I got my first sight of the book yesterday in all its glory as my review copies arrived in the post. I kind of wanted to involve the postman in the exciting moment of opening the box and jumping up and down shouting "it's here! it's here!" but he probably has enough trauma in his life without sudden shocks from overexcited poets.

The book looks amazing. The cover photo that covers back and front, taken by my very good friend and excellent photographer Johanna Ward, has come out beautifully. It's strange and wonderful to see your work as an entity of its own, in a cover of its own and with a price and ISBN of its own too.

I celebrated with champagne and loved ones.