Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My book is out

My book, This Many Miles from Desire, is officially out now. I'm very, very happy---definitely on a high. Thank you, WordTech.

Read about it and/or order here.

Here are some blurb excerpts from some very, very kind writers:

“Lee is a poet of exceptional control and breathtaking grace, who is unafraid to go for the leaps of word and heart. This new poet will keep poetry alive. I've been waiting for this book.”

---Lorna Dee Cervantes, American Book Award winner, author of Drive: The First Quartet: New Poems, 1980-2005

“Here is a collection of wise, heartfelt, honest poems that feel like songs, sad songs you play alone at midnight to remind your soul to live. Bless you, Lee, for this beautiful music.”

---Ishle Yi Park, Poet Laureate of Queens, NY, author of The Temperature of This Water

“This is a poet with enormous talent and a large and generous heart.”

---Corrinne Clegg Hales, author of Separate Escapes

“Lee Herrick's debut collection, This Many Miles from Desire, makes you stop and think about everything you've assumed before. The poems…radiate a lovely sensuality grounded in an earthy, humbling wisdom.”

---Amy Uyematsu, author of Stone Bow Prayer

7 comments:

peaceofrice said...

Congrats, Lee! Can't wait to read the book.

Lee Herrick said...

Thank you! I hope you like it. It's great to have all the poems gathered together in one place.

Bryan Thao Worra said...

It's a great moment in the world of letters. Congratulations with all of my best regards to one who's put in long and amazing hours into the craft.

Sume said...

Many congrats, Lee. Thanks for the heads up. Your book is on its way. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Lee Herrick said...

thank you, bryan. that's nice of you.

sume, i hope you like it. i feel like the book has a full spirit.

jenni said...

awesome awesome! i'm ordering it.

amy said...

Ah, big congrats! How do you feel after your first birth?

Splendid blurbs too~