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And the Gold Medal for Most Viewed Poem Goes To…

In News on September 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm

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It’s official : Social Stories for Neurotypical Adults #27: No Dogs Allowed has now overtaken First… Then… as the most viewed poem on this blog. I don’t know who is out there Facebooking, Tweeting or linking to it, but it has been a steady performer for many months now, and has now cracked over 2000 views. Thank you, whoever you are.

(2000 doesn’t sound that impressive, I know, but believe me, for a poetry blog, that’s a big number. Most of First… Then…’s almost 2000 views were achieved in one day, when it went totally viral in the autism community on Facebook (just over a year ago). Again, pretty unprecedented for a poetry blog. Most poetry *books* these days sell in the hundreds, unless written by Billy Collins, Wendy Cope or Les Murray. I love the internet.)

If you’re new to this blog, this is the part where I explain that both of the above poems are now in a book, also called First… Then…, which you can browse here and buy here. If you’d rather not pay shipping, why not wander into your local bookshop / bookstore and ask them to order you a copy from Ginninderra Press ?

Thanks for visiting. I am working on setting up some more readings from the book so watch this space for details (‘tour dates’). In the meantime, Keep Calm and Watch the Paralympics. And have a pleasant day.

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