Another Yipee! This one a bit louder than recent ones.
My poetry collection Asking for Directions has been accepted by Doghouse Books, Tralee, Co Kerry and will be published by the summer. I spent two days in Tralee this week with Doghouse editor, poet Noel King, editing the manuscript. Noel's collection, Prophesying the Past, was published by Salmon last year.
An interesting activity indeed. I've had lots of criticism of my writing being involved with two keen writers groups but this was different. Noel, being editor, had more than a passing interest in what he was going to publish and so his opinions carried a lot of weight.
So, of the manuscript I submitted, four poems were omitted by mutual consent, two need major surgery, most of the rest need minor adjustments and a small number are fine apart from some punctuation insertions. The punctuations needed are generally commas.
So 42 poems including one six part sequence, 60 pages - a mixture of poems looking back and looking forward, looking in and looking out, serious and not so serious. something for everyone! I'll keep you posted!