|Photograph credit for this little still life
with The Throne of Psyche
goes to Robin Rudd and her blog, Robin Has An Idea.
Lately I have come to realize exactly how hard it is to sell books of poetry in the U. S. of A. With my first book of poems, I was not able to go on the road for various personal reasons having to do with my husband’s professional training and three young children and so on. Little did I know what a great boon that was to my peace of mind! But now I am getting a peddler’s lesson. I did not realize exactly what a Pirlipat’s Krakatuk the poetry market was until I did a successful, crowded event where people broke repeatedly into jolly applause and I sold . . . precisely three copies. Three! After another good event, the store sold . . . five.