Orla, omggg--I finished Gaudy Verse II today while standing in line at the post office (seemed natural since I was mailing zines)! It's so funny and smart and modern-condition! I go to a local poetry reading, and I want to read "Wishlists" next time. Are you okay with that? Also, do you have any video/audio of you reading that poem? I am not a poet intrinsically, but I know you have a certain meter/intonation/etc. and I want to make sure I do it justice. Congratulations on a great poetry treasury.
Orla! It's so funny because we were apparently reading each other's zines at the same time, and I was eating my lunch while you waited for your dinner. :) Thanks so much for your comment, and I'm glad you enjoyed Shards! I read two poems in the awesome Gaudy Verse II, then told my boyfriend, "omg, this zine is so good, I have to put it away now so it doesn't end too quickly!" I'm glad we traded. :-D
I get a lot of 'zines (I don't want to call what you sent me a 'zine because it's something different . . . but for a lack of a better word) . . . so I get a lot of zines . . . but there ain't many I read over and over. But yours I do . . . you're a fuckin' genius . . . (I've worked hard figuring out your Brit slang -- punching things like "big smoke" into the computer to figure it out for example) . . .
all I can say is to keep at it girl . . . your gonna be big someday . . .
just keep going . . . Blake had to start where you are starting too.
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