I finally got around to creating a chapbook, self-published and quite the attractive little pamphlet, if I do say so myself.
Dance Groove Funhouse is a group of 23, count ’em 23 poems in an environmentally friendly format of 8 pages plus cover (I know, the purists say “one poem per page,” but I am not psychologically equipped to kill that many trees in the name of self-expression).
For just SIX BUCKS (including postage), you can thrill to poems about:
Dance Groove Funhouse (where anything goes)
Memories of washing clothes “the old-fashioned way” with Mom
A lark that morphs from songbird to a complete pain in the ass in two stanzas
Stargazing in upstate New York
A love poem to my husband (Nothing graphic. I said “love poem,” not “sex poem”!)
Amy Island (more of anything goes, but there’s beer on tap in this one)
The fork I found in the middle of a road… an actual fork. On an actual road.
My mother’s progressive comments on black musicians going in ‘the back way,’ circa 1940s
A locket with two views of my daughter, both entertaining
…and (as they say) much, much more!
I don’t have PayPal or any of that high-tech stuff, so let’s do some snail mailing, shall we?
Send a check for $6 (also covers postage) per copy and received your PERSONALIZED, AUTOGRAPHED COPIES soon. Order for friends! They also make great bathroom reading – ask my husband and neighbors!
Make the check out to Amy Barlow Liberatore and mail your request to:
Amy Barlow Liberatore
48 Main Street
Attica, NY 14011
…and don’t forget to include any dedications you’d like in the autograph. You know, “To Polly, for the bottom of your birdcage, Love, Amy” and stuff like that. Seriously, thanks for supporting this Sharp Little Pencil! Amy
November 16, 2010 at 6:54 am
Amy! Is this your first then? I’m surprised and excited. Giddy even! ha! I’ll be sending for 2 copies soon, for gifts to two poet friends found here in blog land! Of course, I’ll read them before I send them out. A gift for me too! Blessings! deb
Sharp Little Pencil
November 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm
Debbie, bless your heart. Yes, this is my first chapbook, and I did the whole thing myself in MS Publisher, complete with a few well-chosen bits of clipart and a back page entitled, “Probably More Than You Wanted To Know About Amy”!!
I even took it to Office Max for running, folding, stapling. It was a lot of fun. And lots packed into a a minimum of pages. Next time, will give poetry more room to “breathe,” but since there is so much fun stuff in this volume, it seemed OK to put two to a page when necessary.
Giddy? Me too! Love, Amy
November 16, 2010 at 8:00 am
Congratulations and good luck with it!
Sharp Little Pencil
November 16, 2010 at 8:02 pm
Thanks, Tilly, I felt bad about the shameless self-promo. If you have a chapbook and would like to trade, I’m all for it! I love your work! Peace, Amy
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