A couple of days ago I received some excellent news from Happenstance Press - they've agreed to publish my pamphlet! Publication dates are still slightly sketchy, but it should see the light of day in 2010 or 2011.
I'm really looking forward to working with Helena Nelson, a poet and editor I've admired for many years, on honing the manuscript and getting it ready to come into the world. What's more, I feel privileged to be joining a stable with such an excellent pedigree: for example, terrific poets such as Matt Merritt, Rob Mackenzie and Andrew Philip all started out with Happenstance.
Heady days indeed!
I talked to Amali Rodrigo about her first collection ‘Lotus Gatherers’ (Bloodaxe). PART ONE: THE POET Paul: What was it like growing up in Sri Lanka? Amali...