04 September 2008

My Iron Spine launch nerves

Tomorrow I properly launch My Iron Spine. Wish me luck! Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to say, what I'm going to read, and what I'm going to wear (probably something red).

5 comments:

Karen said...

That's me hiding in the canapes, the flicker of a light, a bent page corner. Wish I could be there in person! It's 89 degrees today - blech. Endless Republican Convention dissection on the radio, so here I am on an NZ blog. hugs, K

Helen said...

Good luck sweetie!!!

Mary McCallum said...

Hope it went well, Helen, I'm sorry I couldn't be there - heading off to the Chch Festival tomorrow and busy organising family and packing. Hope you wore red. M

harvey molloy said...

Helen, I'm looking forward to a report on the launch on your blog. I'm sorry that I couldn't be there. I'm enjoying the book a great deal. I like the way the first part works as an overture to the more biographical poems and I like the way some of the poems aren't afraid to explore the big issues. I'm reading it slowly as I do with poetry I enjoy. Cheers. Harvey

Helen Rickerby said...

Thanks so much everyone! The launch went fabulously. I had a great time, and feel My Iron Spine is well and truly launched.

Karen, we felt you there in spirit. Your parents came in your stead, and I overheard Brian telling someone that he went on a date with your mother. You were missed.

Helen, thanks so much. When can we expect to launch your first collection?

Mary, I did indeed wear red! And we had red lollies around the place, and my very kind sister-in-law brought red camellias to go on the books table. And, co-incidentally, we launched the book in front of a photograph of a red chair. I hope you have a fabulous time at the Christchurch festival!

Harvey, I'm really glad you're enjoying it. As I said, I very much enjoyed Moonshot, and look forward to celebrating its official launch.