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Old 11-20-2002, 08:18 AM
Tim Murphy Tim Murphy is offline
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It's wonderful to appear in zines, in periodicals, to publish chapbooks, e-books, and all; but the poet really arrives when he/she publishes the first trade book. It gives me great delight to announce that two of our staff have arrived. Phil Hoy, publisher of Waywiser, is bringing out first collections by Deborah Warren and Clive Watkins early '03. Sample poems and early comments can be read here: Deborah's URL is The URL for Clive's
page is .

Warmest congratulations to both for this milestone in their careers. As a Waywiser author I'm delighted to welcome them to our list.
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Old 11-20-2002, 08:31 AM
Len Krisak Len Krisak is offline
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I've already congratulated them both,
and warmly, too, I hope, but it never
hurts to perform that office at least
one more time. The web sites are
particularly impressive.

P.S.--To take nothing away from either Clive
or Deborah: for anyone in the area,
Tim Murphy will be reading tonight (Wednesday)
at Rhina's Newburyport Art Association site
in N-port at 7PM, then again, Thursday night
at 7:30 at the Acton town hall in...duh...Acton,
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Old 11-20-2002, 09:13 AM
Clive Watkins Clive Watkins is offline
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Many thanks, Len!

And to you, Tim, especial thanks for persuading me to draw up a collection and send it off. Without your support this would never have come about.

And how exciting to be on the same list as the likes of Deborah Warren! - Unbelievable!

I am finding the prospect of book-publication somewhat unsettling but very gratifying. Mainly, I just hope to enjoy the ride while it lasts.

Thanks once again.

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Old 11-20-2002, 03:51 PM
Robert J. Clawson Robert J. Clawson is offline
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Congrats Dubyas.

Not only is this impressive for your gang at Eratosphere, but Warren, I believe, is a member of the Pow Wow gang that's running out of shelf space for their poets' books.


A note on Tim's reading in Acton Thursday night: it's at Acton Memorial Library, not the Town Hall.

I never believe any predictions about politics or poetry-reading audiences, but a high-school teacher told our library director to expect 50-60 high-school students. I'll believe it when I see it, but wouldn't that be wonderful. They haven't heard of Tim, so Grendel's got to be the draw.

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Old 11-20-2002, 04:53 PM
Richard Wakefield Richard Wakefield is offline
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Hearty congratulations! In addition to buying the books, let's all agitate for good U.S. distribution.
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Old 11-20-2002, 05:21 PM
David Anthony David Anthony is offline
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Well done, both of you, and every success with your books.
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Old 11-20-2002, 05:33 PM
Anthony Lombardy Anthony Lombardy is offline
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Warmest congratulations to Deborah and Clive! This should
be tremendously encouraging to all of us who have admired your work.I am certainly looking forward to seeing your collections.

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Old 11-21-2002, 12:07 AM
wendy v wendy v is offline
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This is big, fat, Wonderful news. Clive, I always knew it was only a matter of time.

Hearty congratulations to both of you !
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Old 11-21-2002, 08:09 AM
Terese Coe Terese Coe is offline
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Deborah, "The Armada Hedge" took me straight to England: it's a triumph. "The Size of Happiness" was also full of surprising pleasures. This opportunity to savor a sample of your originality means I'm looking forward to the book. Congratulations!

Clive, "Cherryburn" and "For a Friend on the Death of Her Husband" are each like something out of another century, which commends them to me for, among other qualities, carrying an exquisite peacefulness and sweetness. I'll be looking forward to your book as well: kudos to you! I smiled at your bit of dry wit in "took a law degree but, repenting of that profession..." If you haven't already written a poem on that subject, I suggest its time has come: light verse, of course!


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Old 11-21-2002, 09:37 AM
Carol Taylor Carol Taylor is offline
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Congratulations to both of you on a well-deserved achievement. Clive, To a Friend made me cry.

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