Message from Peter Hughes.
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Subject: Re: 3rd time lucky?!
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 15:43:29
From: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
To: MC Ward <[log in to unmask]>
Oystercatcher Press: checklist & autumn offer... The 2008 Oystercatchers cost £4 each, including UK postage. You can pay for 5 and get 6. Similarly, you can sign up for the next 6 publications for £20. Or you could engage creatively in an exciting mixture of the two: order say 3 from the back catalogue and receive the next 3 publications as they come out over the coming months. All for £20. You get the idea. Here are the books: Peter Hughes, The Sardine Tree John Hall, The Weeks Bad Groan Kelvin Corcoran, What Hit Them Emily Critchley, Who handles one over the backlash Peter Riley, Best at Night Alone Ian Davidson, Familiarity Breeds Peter Hughes, Physical Geography David Rushmer, Blanchots Ghost Maurice Scully, Work
Carol Watts, When blue light falls You can order via Paypal on the website www.oystercatcherpress.com or by post (cheques payable to P. Hughes) : 4 Coastguard Cottages, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL Thanks for your support. Peter
On Oct 23 2008, MC Ward wrote:
Sorry, Peter, I'm still not getting the offer message--and have no idea why not. Everything else you've sent me has been perfectly clear. Can you send me the offer in email message text? Then it will be easy to forward it to the list. Thanks.
[log in to unmask] wrote:
> OK Carol - let's try again with that attachment. (Just planning a reading for Sunday - to an unknown audience: tried n tested stuff, or the new & exploratory? I'm tempted to try out projecting text onto the wall behind me so people can read & listen at the same time. But then working with unfamiliar technology is worse than working with children & animals. Ah, we'll see. It'll be alright on the night!
> Best, Peter
> On Oct 23 2008, MC Ward wrote:
> Thanks for the update, Peter. There's no rush on my part as I haven't enough poems to fill a teacup yet, but I'm so pleased at your interest. And btw, Rendezvous (Refrain) currently runs to eleven pages so is well within your affordability scale, although you may not want it, of course, and there's still Randolph to consult.
> Don't work too hard on _other_ people's texts in the meantime.
> Here's to pearls, however they're forming!
> I'm sorry, but I can't open the attachment. Please resend it in plain text so that I can put it up on Poeryetc (thanks). And why not consider joining the list yourself? It's good company much of the time.
> [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> Hi Candice
>> How nice to hear from you! I'm sorry I didn't get back to you re. a notice of your book. It's been a hectic few months & I'm not sure I got the balance right. I didn't realise how much time it would take up growing so much food - & also I may have done too many Oystercatchers in too short time! But it's been very satisfying - just not left so much time for my own writing/reviewing.
>> Having said that, I'm looking ahead to next year's Oystercatchers & I'd very much like to do one of yours. Printing costs have gone up & there's a sort of threshold of affordability: 12-16 pp of text is within it. Too much more, & it wouldn't be possible to keep within the £4 price (I don't want to increase the price - not for a while anyway). This is partly because of an offer I announced for a subscription to 6 booklets.
>> I'll attach the "offer" - maybe you'll be able to think of a friend or 2 who might not resent being sent a copy! & I look forward to seeing your Oystercatcher - full of little pearls - taking shape...
>> All best,
>> On Oct 20 2008, MC Ward wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>> How are you doing as book after book takes shape?
>> You had expressed a desire to "put our heads together" come fall, and here it is. I don't know if you'd be interested in my current work in miniature, with which I've always been fascinated. (I even subscribed to a "little mag" called Nutshell News for awhile.) Here are a couple of examples:
>> Sibilant Snap
>> blister snake unsavory
>> your coil under my
>> stigmatic sole
>> Tetra Quartet
>> whether duskbark forfend
>> all four faces to the end
>> aluminum siding takes sides
>> What do you think? Anything here worth pursuing?
>> All the best,
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