Stars at Elbow and Foot
I retuned from the Red Room at KIRA to spend the weekend at home with Clare and this is what was waiting for me in the garage: a large parcel with books! So, we opened it and, to our delight, a constellation of stars emerged to bless us with their light and wisdom.
So, here I am, standing before the only island in Island View, with the first two copies of Stars at Elbow and Foot (Selected Poems, 1979-2009) out of the box and in my hands. Delightful. As soon as I have the purchasing details, I will place them online.
With regard to this collection, some thanks are due. First to my editor, Dr. Karunesh Kumar Agarwal who always does such a fine job in editing and publishing what I send him. Second to Allison Calvern who helped me choose, order, and revise the collection. Allison has always been such a strong supporter of writing, first here in Fredericton, and now in Ottawa. My thanks and best wishes go out to her. Third, to Chuck Bowie who told me with no uncertainty that THIS was the cover painting, and forget the others! Fourth, to Brian Henry of Quick Brown Fox who reached out to me one day, when my writing spirits were at low tide, and refilled my spiritual glass with encouragement and enthusiasm. Fifth, to all the readers and commentators on my blog and on Facebook. Your ticks are so important. Your comments are so welcome. Thank you all. Sixth, to the multitude of friends and editors who have encouraged me and my work, supported me, and pushed me to push myself further. Writing is a lonely task. We writers rely on others for so many things: support, advice, encouragement, and occasionally for the bus fares that help us stay on that writing bus and to never get off until we reach our destination.
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I am already working on the next one. It is my KIRA2021 project. It’s coming along nicely. Thank you for the good wishes. I hope all goes well with you. Best, Roger.
Hello, Roger, Two commendable books, out within months of each other! Well done, you! (And such an appropriate, spiffy cover!) Enjoy the good fortune you, with your talent and effort, have created for yourself. Cheers, Chuck
On Sun., May 30, 2021, 9:48 a.m. rogermoorepoet, wrote:
> rogermoorepoet posted: ” Stars at Elbow and Foot I retuned from the Red > Room at KIRA to spend the weekend at home with Clare and this is what was > waiting for me in the garage: a large parcel with books! So, we opened it > and, to our delight, a constellation of stars emerge” >
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Thank you, Chuck. Good fortune is indeed the word, and I have been very, very lucky. More about that another day, hopefully tomorrow. Thanks for the advice on the cover! Mel Gibson: “It’s been a blue, blue day. I feel like running away, I feel like running away from the blues.”