Monday, November 27, 2006

The Word on the Street

. . . is that my second book got picked up. I found out about its acceptance in September, but I didn't have anything to show for it. I've been mum about it until the contract rolled in, but it was SO hard keeping it a secret. I received the contract this morning and I fully intend to sign the contract, of course.

The title of the book is Furious Lullaby, and it's slated for release in Fall 07 with the Crab Orchard Poetry Series run by Southern Illinois University Press.

All I can say is, finally and thank god. I've been working on the book since 1998. It's an uplifting feeling, to be out from under the weight of that manuscript. After the copy editing, I'll feel like I can fully devote my time to this new collection of pieces I started on this summer.

22 comments:

barbara jane said...

excellent excellent excellent yay ollie!

Eduardo C. Corral said...

Looking forward to reading the book!

Anne said...

Congratulations! Crab Orchard selects good books, indeed.

aka Leonardo Likes Gulls said...

That is wonderful! I recently read your first book and it was incredible.

I'll be looking forward to book 2!

CONGRATS!

Best,
Kelli (R. A.)

Diane K. Martin said...

Good going!

Suzanne said...

Wonderful news!

Paul said...

Congrats, man.

Oliver de la Paz said...

Thanks all!

(The celebration was short-lived. My wife is sending me into the attic to fix the leaky roof). :D

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Cool deal & congratulations...

jeannine said...

Yay, Oliver! Congrats!

shanna said...

congratulations!

Artichoke Heart said...

Hooray!! That's wonderful news! I will be looking forward to it very much!

C. Dale said...

Congrats!

Lee Herrick said...

Hey, Oliver! This is great news. Congratulations. (& good luck with that roof...)

Montgomery Maxton said...

excellent! i'm looking forward to reading it.

csperez said...

cant wait to read it also! congrats

Penultimatina said...

Woohoo! Rockin' good news.

Congrats!

~Mary Biddinger

Oliver de la Paz said...

Thanks for the love, folks! :D

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read it!Congratulations!

david dodd lee said...

Congratulations, man. Good going!
Interesting that I have just been into your first book and finished it and now here comes another. This is fabulous.

Ivy said...

Great title! Congratulations!

32poems said...

I look forward to reading your book!