The latest edition of my collection of poems Girl’s Got Rhythm is out. It has a gorgeous new cover, thank you Black Pear Press, and a different layout.
It was delightful to be given the opportunity to update Girl’s Got Rhythm, a collection of my poems first published 2012. Like many poets, as I read and re-read my work I can’t resist tinkering to improve them – it’s not often that I’d be bold enough to call a poem ‘finished’ – though as some will recognise, lots of them are finished as they form on the page.
I hope you enjoy reading my collection – it was wonderful when the first edition was published, and I’ve loved creating this revision.
It’s available here. See links below.
23/05/2014 at 08:05
Is there a big difference between this and the earlier version?
23/05/2014 at 09:08
Gosh, Joe, difficult for me to say – like I said above, the layout is different. For example, where the first edition started with ‘Seasons’ and the first poem was ‘Lamb’, the second edition starts with ‘Urban Life and Technology’ and the first poem is ‘Transient Sound’. I’ve revised many of the poems but they are still identifiable as the originals.
Thanks for asking 🙂
23/05/2014 at 11:14
Polly, I shall hold you personally responsible for making my book list grow! I shall look forward to ordering soon. 🙂
23/05/2014 at 12:06
Guilty as charged! heh-heh 🙂
23/05/2014 at 12:43
24/05/2014 at 18:30
ah that looks beautiful… i wonder how much i would rework if i would browse through my older poems… some of them seem never finished
24/05/2014 at 18:36
Sometimes it’s not a good idea to look back at earlier work, but I must say I enjoyed myself with this… did a bit of cringing too (!) I agree, Claudia, some of them never seem finished.
01/06/2014 at 02:44
Congratulations, Polly–I have so many what I call drafts and I don’t go back much, but mean to. Thanks for inspiration. Will look into ebook! k.
01/06/2014 at 09:13
I confess that I may not have returned to them, but the experience has made me review many others – no bad thing and interesting that even when you’ve considered a poem ‘good enough’ to publish on returning to it, it can truly be cringeworthy!
Hope all well with you, Karin 🙂
01/06/2014 at 13:37
Thanks, Polly. k.
20/06/2014 at 09:20
Congratulations, Polly – I’ve today uploaded your book image on my blog’s sidebar. Hopefully, this would mean some added awareness. All the best,
20/06/2014 at 09:44
Many thanks, Eric 🙂
03/07/2016 at 20:55
Can’t wait. First edition was fab! Looking forward to getting my new, updated version!
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