So I'm sitting here with one of the fat cats on my lap, a light snow falling, waiting for the sun to rise.
I feel much the same anticipation about the looming publication date for Twelfth and Race. It's all about to happen, yet I can't quite see what It is. The interview on WVXU, Cincinnati's NPR affiliate, will air this Sunday night, February 19th, sometime between 7 & 8 pm. The interviewer, Barbara Gray, is someone I used to know, way back in the day. Hadn't seen her in twelve or thirteen years. Knew I knew the name, but couldn't find the context until I entered the booth at the radio station down in Cincinnati.
Just last week, a reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer contacted me about an interview for an article the newspaper is going to run before the Mercantile Library reading on February 28th. So it's all coming. Because after the Mercantile is AWP, then several weeks of appearances.
And reviews? Who knows.
The bare limbs of the trees outside my studio window are now outlined against the lightening sky. Soon, it will be full morning.