The Collected Sonnets are now available. You are welcome to buy the book from The Washburn Bookstore, or directly from:
Paul Fecteau, Managing Editor, The Woodley Press, Washburn University, Topeka, KS 66621 (785) 670-1445
But there are now two ways that you can get the sonnets free.
I will still honor the pre-publication
offer I made, which follows:
| I signed a contract
in March, 2003, with Creative Arts Book Company, of Berkeley, California,
to publish 2500 copies of my novel, The Bridge of Dreams,
which I had self-serialized on this web site a chapter a month the first
two years of this century (and run a few monthly chapters at Pro Print).
In September, 2003, I then arranged with the Woodley Press to publish my
Sonnets the following summer, thinking of that as a companion volume
to the novel I expected to have by then (the chapters of which open with
24 of these sonnets). After nine frustrating months of no action
(I also cast an I Ching in September--hexagram 33, line 2 moving), I got
a letter from Creative Arts in December, 2003, indicating they were going
out of business. I decided, for now, to reaffirm my faith in the
Internet, where I have tryied to make my novel more "reader friendly,"
with increased type size and wider, white margins (and, having discovered
Paint, illustrations!!)--and make this offer for 2005:
For the first fifty people who certify (in writing, not by e-mail) that they have read the whole 480-page novel online <http://www.washburn.edu/reference/bridge24>, I will send an (autographed) copy of the 90 sonnets I have written over my lifetime, free, anywhere in the world (hoping for some readers in Japan--or women in Afghanistan).
|Or, a second way to get the Sonnets
free, you can take advantage of the offer which the Woodley Press made
in 1982, when we first had four books (23 libraries in Kansas took us up
on it, so should have those four books) and, now that we have published
forty, have decided to make again: Buy three and get one free. To
see what your choices are check the Woodley
Press web site--then send in a form like the following with your
check for the three books you are buying (and you need not choose my sonnets
as the free book if you would prefer one of the other thirty-nine):
|WOODLEY PRESS BOOKS--BUY THREE
AND GET ONE FREE