This is the time when we hope and hope. When all seems potential, possibility, limbo. When our words are about to go from paper to print, courtesy of our most excellent publisher and encourager, Peggy Elam, CEO of Pearlsong Press.
The official publishing date for Fat Poets Speak 2: Living and Loving Fatly is April 1. But a couple of people have already ordered a copy from Amazon. So it may be possible to order it now.
Dr. Deah Schwartz, one of our New Voices, read Kathy Barron's ;poem "Fat Bitch" -from Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets' Society- recently at a conference and noted that it was a smash. But wait until you see the poems Kathy has in Fat Poets Speak 2!!
I have watched the poets who wrote in Fat Poets Speak 1 develop their poetic voices. It is probably one of the most exciting things to watch, when a poet starts to find her voice. That is why Fat Poets 2 is also so wonderfully interesting: It features the poets from Fat Poets Speak 1 (except, unfortunately, for Corinna Makris, who was not able to write for this volume) who have come so far as poets, along with four New Voices of activists in the Fat Acceptance movement.
New dream: For us to go from place to place, reading our poems on tour.