Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stop Press Edition – The Days of Wine & Roses Exists!


I didn’t expect to make this announce-
ment this morning—which is being posted both on Robert Frost’s Banjo & The Days of Wine & Roses—but it’s a fact: The Days of Wine & Roses is not simply a blog anymore; it’s also a paperback book that you can own for a mere $10 US: it’s available at this link.

For those who are short on cash, it is available as a free pdf download, & of course the availability of the poems in book form doesn’t mean the end of The Days of Wine & Roses blog: the poems will continue to appear here in published order. For those who’ve also followed my more recent poetry on Robert Frost’s Banjo, I should point out that The Days of Wine & Roses only covers poems written in San Francisco between 1990 & 1996, with one “postscript” poem from my Idaho days in 2003. Don’t worry—poems from the last few years will find their way into book form, especially now that I know how easy it is on lulu.com. It’s also free to the author, tho if you want copies of your own work, you do have to pay full price (I’ll be forking over some dollars myself here in the near future!)

Anyway, so happy to share this with you folks. Without your support, I don’t know that this would have happened!




10 comments:

Poetikat said...

Ordered it just now, John. I can't wait to find it in my mail.
(I've also put a pic and link in my sidebar to give you some publicity.)

Kat

John Hayes said...

Hi Kat: Thanks--you truly are a friend--I just looked in at PKIKI & saw the link--very touched.

willow said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'm adding this to my "must have" list.

John Hayes said...

Hi Willow: So sorry I missed this! Much appreciated, & if you do get it, hope you enjoy it. Thanks!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Yahoo!

John Hayes said...

Hi TFE, & many thanks for that whoop!

Totalfeckineejit said...

I was hoping your poetry would be in book form. Great idea having it as a downloadable for the hard of earning, but I like proper books, so I'll get a copy when I can.

John Hayes said...

Hi TFE: Thanks! I hope you do get a copy--it's fun to think of people I know--virtually at least--reading it.

Titus said...

Congratulations John, I've arrived via Poetikat and will be ordering soon! Bit of confusion over your blogs, however - which one should I be following?
Yours, ever, confused of Scotland.

John Hayes said...

Hi Titus: Welcome to the Days of Wine & Roses & thanks for your interest in the book! Kat has been so nice to boost it. This blog is dedicated just to poetry, & actually at this point just to the poetry I wrote while living in San Francisco in the 90s--as such, it's redundant with the book. Robert Frost's Banjo is a multi-purpose blog, with poetry by myself & others (well known & not so), as well as music, country living, & lots of other things thrown into the mix. Robert Frost's Banjo posts daily; Days of Wine & Roses posts each Su7nday.