I just finished reading this and I loved it. The lady knows how to
There will be reprints of this for sure.
She says, "Of course I imagine you or Johnye? will pull all the
attributions out for my poems and stick 'em at the end. I did not go overboard
on them as far as details" Johnye, can you do this? Do you
Do you need me to help you or I can try to do it.
Do we teak before or after it's posted? Anita found 2 tiny tweaks...
...and then read on--below she's explaining the spaces that she left (to be
left as is)
I wrote this [****below the divider line] weeks ago and
have held it in draft depending on whether or not you accepted
And damn if I didn't find a couple of spots to tweak for I
reread the ms. again this a.m.
2 tiny changes:
p. 15 in the paragraph beginning "Around
Easter" line 3, I discovered I left out the word "it".
Correction is: "to put it in"
p. 28 in the
middle of the last paragraph where I'd said the birds eat the berries " in
fall." Hell, they are
eating them now! I didn't realize they redden so
soon. But they have. Catbirds, thrashers, titmice going apeshit
eating them yesterday.
So change it to read: "All the birds eat its berries soon as they
***Within the text, I would like to
keep the two different red typefaces [Kristen
and Curlz] as accents. Can you do this?
Also, watch my 'paragraphing' vagaries. They
are all intentional.
Sometimes I will leave air space after a paragraph for a
slight pause and continue on flush left [no indentation] for it is really part
of the same paragraph, sense-wise.
I also created what I call "break spaces" where the text has a
natural shift to another topic: Big gaps.
But in certain places where a photo or a poem comes in, that
acts to serve as a 'break' or shift . . . I think all this helps the
rhythm and flow of the piece. Is it a problem for
If there is a lack of punctuation just before a photo goes in,
pay heed. That sentence will continue on after
Of course I imagine you or Johnye? will pull all the
attributions out for my poems and stick 'em at the end. I did not go
overboard on them as far as details. You have all my book
credit details on file I am sure. In a couple of spots [Knopf
Everyman's Library Ed. Haiku of 2003 and Mann Library 2009], I
chose to put in more recent reprints even though the original source for almost
everything was my own books. If there is a problem with that, lemme
no. I hate messin' with these nit-picking formalities.
Do whatcha gotta doo.