April 27, 2008

Liftoff!

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Kerry's first solo book launch went as smoothly as could be on Thursday evening, as a packed-in café audience was on hand to hear her read selected poems from The Sleeping Life. I hear from the week's purchases alone, that Kerry made McNally Robinson's weekly best-seller list in today's Free Press.

Available at McNally's locations (or online) in Canada for the locals, copies can also be procured through Target, Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, Tower ... well, you get the drift. But do the author, publisher and local booksellers a favour and nab your online purchase of The Sleeping Life from the good folks at McNally Robinson, if you can.

I could not have been more proud, watching from my seat, taking flash-off photos as quietly as I could, to hear Kerry read from what has been, essentially, a years-in-the-making piece of work that is as tight and polished as any book of poetry you'll come across. I encourage everyone checking in to give the book a shot.

Side note: the launch coincides nicely with the fourth installment of the May Day Poetry Project, a blog-based, month-long cavalcade of poetic creativity – which Kerry will be contributing to.

12 comments:

Dave said...

Yay K! Congrats!

Ariel Gordon said...

Yay Keri for the beautiful book! Yay Jeope for the beautiful cover!

Cherrill said...

Congrats to you both! I'm headed to Calgary in a couple of weeks - I believe I may have to nip in to McNally to check it out.

pricklypearbloom said...

Wow, how exciting. Congratulations!

Mary said...

awesome! I want to get a copy ASAP.

patricia said...

Very exciting! Congratulations! :)

Ian said...

Go Kerry Go Kerry!

For someone who said she was nervous minutes before the reading, she was amazing! Love the work! Oh and great cover Jeope!

Robert L. Peters said...

Jeope...

I believe we have probably passed each other at recent GDC events in the 'Peg... Congratulations to you and Kerry for the book launch! Nothing quite like poetry to complement the reality of a graphic designer...

Adrian Shum (a co-worker at Circle) sent an enthusiastic link to your blog my way, and I've enjoyed perusing same...

Stay good, and best wishes to your talented Kerry!

Cheers,
Rob

Allan L. said...

A boatload of awesomeness! I really gotta pick it up.

Jeope said...

Thanks everyone, from the both of us!

Cheryl said...

Oops! I snuck into the bottom of that shot! You can airbrush me out if you want. :)

Amber said...

Out of stock on Amazon! What the...

That's great though, congrats! I shall walk across the street to McNally to get it :)