At the moment, this blog feels like a gigantic sales pitch. Sorry about that. But given that the major bookchains are unlikely to hang The Clown of Natural Sorrow on their front windows, there isn’t any other way to shift a few copies.
Tonight is the launch in Edinburgh. I have to choose what to read and how to introduce the poems. The trick, I think, is to keep the intros short and snappy and not to read too many poems. The Winter Gifts chapbook is being launched at the same event, so I’ll have plenty of company, including a few poets whose names I know and admire. Still this is my 15 minutes of fame, so I’m going to enjoy it.
If I can persuade someone to take some photos at the launch, I'll post them in the next day or two.