I certainly wouldn't claim to be a good publicist, that would be going too far, but I'm delighted that more people will find out about Ithaca Island Bay Leaves: a Mythistorima by Vana Manasiadis because of my efforts.
My first triumph is that one of the poems from Ithaca - Son of Chaos - is the Thursday poem in the Dominion Post. You'll find it in the little tabloid-size arts section. It's at the bottom of the page, and a little squashed, and they got the title a teeny bit wrong, but I'm delighted nevertheless.
The second exciting thing to happen this week is that Vana is going to be interviewed about her book by Lynn Freeman for the Arts on Sunday programme on Radio New Zealand. It's going to play on 31 Jan. I'll be sure to post a link to it when it's up on their website.
You can read my media release about Ithaca here on The Big Idea website: http://www.thebigidea.co.nz/connect/media-releases/2010/jan/64810-greek-myths-walk-into-wellington-poetry, and I've sent it to various media. Now I shall await the hordes of journalists...