Beware of Ebook Distributors

ebook violationPlease avoid any book distributor illegally offering Poetry of Presence as an ebook. For various reasons, we and our publisher chose not to make this book available in ebook format, yet certain parties are now peddling it as such. This unlawful practice hurts both publishers and poets. It is a form of stealing. We’ll trust you to do the right thing.

Hooray, and Whew!

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Ruby opening the first box of books

A note from Phyllis Cole-Dai:

A huge shout-out to my friend and co-editor Ruby R. Wilson and her husband Jim for handling all our anthology business while I was on extended “family leave” in North Carolina. The day my parents began their move into a different assisted living facility, Poetry of Presence was officially released. Such timing! Book orders have been pouring in ever since. As you can see below, the Wilson living room has turned into a shipping department.

Thanks, too, to all of you customers who have ordered books directly from us instead of, say, Amazon. We’re doing our best to fill your orders in timely fashion, though we keep running out of inventory. A good problem to have! Please bear with us….

In case you’re still wondering where to buy your copy of Poetry of Presence, please do consider purchasing through our website. We receive more proceeds from each book that way than if you purchase elsewhere. We then reinvest the proceeds in permission fees so that our publisher can produce more books. Your direct purchase will help this book stay in print!

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The “shipping department” in the Wilson home

The Book’s Finally Out! Are You In?

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Poetry of Presence
has officially been released!

$21.95 USD
248 pp.
6″ x 9” Quality Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9982588-3-6
Publisher: Grayson Books
Release date: TODAY (September 5, 2017)

Here’s how to get yours:

U.S. customers:
✓ To buy up to four copies
via PayPal or credit card, click here
✓ To pay by cash or check, please contact us directly

International customers:
✓ Please contact us directly

Other Details:

Shipping & handling: $3/book,
for up to four books within the U.S.
Bulk orders (5+ copies): Contact us directly for a 10% discount
Custom orders: Contact us regarding
international orders, expedited shipping or other special requests

Other Sellers:

Grayson Books
Barnes & Noble


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Southern California Poetry Festival to Host POP Reading

Plans are in the works for a major Poetry of Presence reading at the Southern California Poetry Festival. The Festival will be held October 28-29 at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.

The reading will feature a number of POP authors and be the culminating event of the Festival. More details to come as we learn them. Our thanks to the Festival organizers, Donna Hilbert and Sonia Greenfield, for their generous support of mindfulness poetry.