There are many arisings related to the “after” of publishing a book that surprise me.
One is “having” readers. I’m not sure if I fully felt into and thought about what “having” readers means to a poet–to me.
What I’m realizing, as people write to me, sharing their responses to the book and/or sending photos of the book in the landscape of their hands, is that “having” readers is conversation is community is love is inspiring is joyful is everything…
Behold! Here are some beloved readers of Landscape of The Wait!