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AUTHOR'S NOTE Lunar A Copper Gazelle Girls, Handsome Dogs & Stuffed Olives `Monsieur, Le Chat est Mort' `Do Not Expect Applause': W.S. Graham in Performance My Father's Silver Horse The Testament of Charlotte B. A Meeting with Pan Cogito Richard Stanyhurst, Dubliner Synchronicity & Tobacco Smoke The Book of Ordon A Voyage through Ormsby's Araby The Pebble Chance The Poetical Remains of Madge Herron The Problem with Steiner C.M.: A Portrait The Soul of Things: Mary Harman and her Art A Singer from Ferghana A Factotum in the Book Trade ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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Co-op available Possible blurbs from Carmine Starnino, Scott Esposito/Daniel Medin Select print campaign; Poetry, Verse Daily, The New Criterion, Poets & Writers, Poetry Show, Parnassus, Slate, NPR.org/David Orr; also print media reviewers with an appreciation for belles lettres/eccentric memoir/personal essays (Michael Dirda, possibly; Dwight Garner) Will also appeal to the translation circuit (compare media targets for Ondjaki, Mia Couto), as text is very comp. lit friendly; will play on Javier Marias connection (though he won't ask for a blurb); strongly influenced by European traditions Print campaign targeting British media, esp. those who have covered the lives/deaths of the poets Marius was friendly with (Guardian, TLS, Wasafiri, Independent); David Winter Print campaign targeting bookseller newsletters/antiquarian bookseller associations (a la David Mason) Select radio campaign (targeting NPR/The Writers Almanac) Print campaign will also target poetry bloggers/reviewers Goodreads giveaways

About the Author

Marius Kociejowski, poet, essayist and travel writer, lives in London. He has published four collections of poetry, Coast (Greville Press), Doctor Honoris Causa, and Music's Bride (both Anvil Press). So Dance the Lords of Language - poems 1975-2001 was published in Canada by Porcupine's Quill in 2003. Most recently, he published The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey (Sutton Publishing), The Pigeon Wars of Damascus (Biblioasis), God's Zoo (Carcanet) and an anthology, Syria through Writers' Eyes (Eland).


PRAISE FOR MARIAS KOCIEJOWSKI "Here the charm is deep, the splendour unlaboured; the colours of history, reckoned afresh, saturate singular people, in whom passion is lucid again...here is one who collects his extraordinary resources, and strides."--Christopher Middleton "It is a testament to the power of this superb book that I felt not despondency, but ... elation."--Adam Thorpe, The Times Literary Supplement "Treasures are revealed ... with a formidable erudition, and at their best they gleam with an enameled splendour."--Ken Babstock, The Globe and Mail "Kociejowski writes beautifully ... unusual, poetic, and thought-provoking."--Library Journal

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