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God is an Iron [Jan. 22nd, 2007|11:07 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
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The book came in the mail today.

My first professional poetry "sale."

The first time my poetry has seen print since early college, 16 years ago.

And they spelled my name wrong.
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[User Picture]From: zanzjan
2007-01-23 01:32 am (UTC)
Congrats, and Doh!

So, what's the book? Pointer?
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-01-23 05:21 am (UTC)
Thanks.

I posted about it here the other day and originally freaked out about my acceptance here, back in September 2006.

$12 from http://books.lulu.com/content/562064

From the webpage:
Look! Up in the Sky! An Anthology of Comic Book Poetry
Edited by Ryk McIntyre, Melissa Guillet, and Editor X
ISBN: 978-0-6151-3764-3
Publisher: Sacred Fools Press
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[User Picture]From: cicadabug
2007-01-24 04:32 pm (UTC)
Doh! I remember now -- don't know why I blanked on that. Me bad. )-:

Congrats again!
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[User Picture]From: xthread
2007-01-23 01:57 am (UTC)
And they spelled my name wrong.

But now you're a real author!
It's all fun and games until somebody misspells an attribution, then it's professional!
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[User Picture]From: cos
2007-01-23 02:36 am (UTC)
How does one misspell Kelly Cooper? Did they make it "Keli"?
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[User Picture]From: whitebird
2007-01-23 02:58 am (UTC)
Perhaps they thought she ran a gambling table instead of making barrels, and thus she became Kelly Croupier?
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-01-23 03:51 am (UTC)
No, they spelled it "Kelley J. Cooper" with an extra 'e' there.

It's spelled correctly in the contributor notes in the back. But nobody LOOKS there (except to see their own name) now do they?!
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[User Picture]From: istemi
2007-01-23 09:52 am (UTC)
The next one will be correct.

Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: roozle
2007-01-23 10:04 am (UTC)
I like istemi's comment best.

go you! Never mind *them*.
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[User Picture]From: metagnat
2007-01-23 10:10 am (UTC)
Well. Buh. Name spellage wrongness est les suxx0r.

-E
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From: moria923
2007-01-23 11:44 am (UTC)
Well, congrats! What comic book is your poem based on?
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-01-24 07:09 am (UTC)
No particular comic. It was an exercise poem, to take on a persona, and I wrote from the point of view of a kid playing at being a superhero called "i do not trip on my cape."
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[User Picture]From: gilana
2007-01-23 01:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, ow. I can relate -- my one piece of published writing ever, they spelled my name wrong, too.
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[User Picture]From: liralen
2007-01-23 04:31 pm (UTC)
Wow.

I've always loved your title to this post. :-)

God *is* an Iron.

Maybe this is incentive to get published again? Just to get your name right? Maybe not. but wow...
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