Would Papa always press the double muzzles against his forehead while cleaning?
Thanks for your fine review of the book we published for William, Words For Songs Never Written. It’s great to know that his words continue to reach people. The first incarnation of an idea for a book came in 2003, while my wife and I were visiting SF and met with William for the first time (in person) and I said simply, “I’m gonna do a book for you.”
The idea for a book morphed from chapbook to something more substantial pretty quickly … a New & Selected? Why the hell not? So we went for it. And God bless Bill for his patience, cuz it took me four years to save enough money to be able to do this right … to give his words the proper home they deserved.
Your kind words add to my inherent confidence that we’ve, in fact, done just that … made something beautiful together (William and Centennial Press) that will live in this world for a very long time.
So thank you. I appreciate it greatly.
And I want to make a plea to your readers (past, present, and future). PLEASE support the small press. Support Centennial Press by purchasing this book from us. It was one hell of an investment (worth every penny, Bill being the fine poet that he is). But the money came all out of pocket. So if you’re going to buy this book … and I really hope you do … please buy it from Centennial Press direct. It’s my plea to you. And to sweeten the deal, if you DO buy from us … mention Scot’s interview and I’ll throw in a FREE numbered and signed broadside of a poem written by small press legend A.D. Winans!
Support Centennial Press and buy Words For Songs Never Written. I guarantee it’s one of the best books of poetry you’ll ever read. William Taylor Jr. is a poet who doesn’t work with words, he works with magic.
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