It's updated hourly, so this could be fleeting, but... right now, The Dogs Of Humanity is the hottest New Release in Contemporary Poetry on Amazon, and 15th in overall Contemporary Poetry - wow!
It's also #2 in the Hot New Releases in British & Irish Poetry - being outsold by that old glory hog, Shakespeare...
Many thanks everyone for an awesome launch day! You can get your Kindle copy here.
Neon Books has posted Michael Farry's review of The Dogs of Humanity (from which an advanced quote appears of the back cover of the collection).
The book is described as "a series of explorations of the human condition using canine metaphors, parallels and antitheses which entertain, enlighten and entrap us".
On Joe Cushnan's blog, Dropped The Moon, I've a guest post writing about how the new book came to be published through Fly On The Wall Press, and my pre-launch nerves:
"[T]he putting-together-a-book process was a lot easier than the process of my previous collection, the x of y. From original manuscript to publication, that took about two years. Things tend to move slowly in the publishing world. To move from submission to actual physical book with Fly Press in eight months is amazing."
It's release day for my new collection, The Dogs of Humanity, from Fly on the Wall Poetry!
Many thanks to everyone who has supported me on his journey, shared posts, offered kind words, and been supportive. Special thanks to Isabelle Kenyon, the publisher superstar for making it all happen' to Mary O'Donnell, Jess Traynor, Mel McMahon and Michael Farry for their endorsements of the book.
Also thanks to my ever-supportive wife Geraldine O'Kane, and Damian Smyth at Arts Council of Northern Ireland for his ongoing belief.
For those of you more digitally inclined, the book is also available on Kindle.
You can also stream/download a special album of ambient sounds, designed to be listened to while reading the collection. You Fathomed Things is available from Bandcamp for free/pay-what-you-want.
And finally, for anyone who posts a screenshot of their order, or a photo of their copy of the book, I'll also send them a bonus e-chapbook of companion poems, 'Underdogs' as a thank you!
See you at the Belfast launch at EastSide Arts Festival 2019 on Thursday 8th August!