21/11/13 When launch day draws near Praise the Solidarity of the Poets! Our slim vols follow each other into the waters, duly launched from their skids like so many jollyboats. And inescapably a part of my poetry vocation has been to support this observance of poetry in our midst. So I go along, drink my thimble of plonk, buy the book with cash I can ill spare. And I do this because I know closely how each poetry book sale is the veritable crux of the poetry economy. Salman, Bryce, Kate, you doyens of the Litfest signature queues, unlike you,…
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