And we can get a little impatient with friends at times. Especially when you’re waiting on a book or two. It’s almost like Christmas in my heart when I am waiting for books I’ve ordered online. I can hardly wait until they arrive and I check the mailbox constantly.
I’m waiting on two books at the moment: Pym by Mat Johnson and What’s Your Story?: A Young Person’s Guide to Writing Fiction by Marion Dane Bauer. Three poetry books next on the agenda: Come, Thief by Jane Hirshfield, Transfer by Naomi Shihab Nye, and Midnight Lantern by Tess Gallagher. I’m grinning.
What are you reading?
Oh, and don’t forget about the Forever poetry stamps coming from the post office in 2012! These in themselves are a great reason to send a hand-written card or note through snail mail. Is there a poet you’d like to see on a stamp?