What really fascinated me abut this project - apart from the fact that so many great authors were writing sotries for it, is that there were so many great authors involved at all stages, and all with great energy and new ideas just bursting out of their skulls. Like crowdfunding the anthology. Something you can see in action at https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1214
I've found it amazing how quickly Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts have got everything together so fearlessly, when I've been struggling to put together an anthology featuring Te Papa.
@ Te Papa anthology (now available online here at http://www.amazon.com/Lost-The-Museum-Phillip-Mann-ebook/dp/B00KTV5K0U)This has taken a while, possibly because the idea of getting permission totally terrifies me, and possibly because members of my family get breaking the cardinal rule (don't get sick) in spectacularly time consuming fashion. (Poor things it's been awful for them.) But you heard it first here folks. I fully intend to get contracts off, and copies of the proposed Anthology to the museum by the end of the week. Done and dusted you might say?
But no, assuming getting the acceptance isn't that difficult there are so many more things to think of - the cover, the layout, even the title is now in question... But now, instead of panicking, it's time to say - Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts have organised theirs - and in a matter of weeks. So while all the i's are being dotted and the t's crossed those are the things I'll be looking to get done by the end of the month.
Cheers to my avid followers,
I can't wait to get back to being a layabout poet ;)
A.J. Ponder's books are available through Rona Gallery, Amazon, Paper Plus and good Wellington bookstores.
PS and did I mention Baby Teeth... ? It's very horror, so if you're a fan of horror, why not buy the book or visit their facebook page
PPS my earthquake poem, Boys, Please Don't Rock the Boat, can be found here at http://anafflictionofpoetry.blogspot.co.nz/2010/09/tuesday-poem-boys-please-dont-rock-boat.html