Wednesday, December 02, 2009

It's Here

InsideOut: poems

And I am smiling. Smiling!

Many, many thanks to International Arts Movement, for believing in this project.

If you would like to order a signed copy directly from me, the full cost including shipping will be $17.00. Just drop me a note at llbarkat[at]yahoo[dot]com. Or you can put it on a wish list or purchase it at Amazon Retail.

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Blogger Glynn said...

The Poet.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Janet Oberholtzer said...

Celebrate ... eat, drink and be merry!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Marcus Goodyear said...

Very cool! Now you can retire early as the wheelbarrows of money come pooring in.

Then again, poetry has value beyond money...

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

The words take to paper,
slipping into quiet folds,
urging the looks in
to look out;
each page turned
stills us with its becoming


6:22 PM  
Blogger Billy Coffey said...

So very happy for you, l.l. Now rest, smile, and enjoy.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

And I am smiling, turned inside out too.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Hands clapping.
Foot tapping.
Riotous applause,
Gives one pause.
Rejoicing Smiles,
Seen from miles and miles...

Ok that was cheesy.
Happy Christmas.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Charity Singleton said...

Wow! I am so excited for you, LL.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Halfmom said...


9:17 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!!

10:39 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I am feeling like this is one of my dreams come true.

Hooray for you--my gifted, insightful, amazing poetry teacher.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Ted M. Gossard said...

Very good! I look forward to reading and rereading it.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Heart leaping here, too! All smiles, all smiles ...

12:31 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

dancing in celebration for you!


6:24 AM  
Blogger Llama Momma said...

Congratulations, LL!! Celebrating with you this morning!

7:16 AM  
Blogger kirsten michelle said...


1:25 PM  
Blogger deb said...

Hooray for you L.L. !

4:24 PM  
Blogger S. Etole said...

What a very treasured experience this must be.

10:48 PM  
OpenID cindyhan111 said...

yay! :)

3:00 AM  
Blogger Kelly Langner Sauer said...

I so seriously wish I had a little money for this... Congratulations - this is wonderful!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Monica Sharman said...

The beautiful thing is, you are not only a poet, but you lure others into the beauty of it, too. Your influence moves others in the poetry direction. And now with this book, how many others...?

9:55 AM  
Blogger Bina @ Bina's Pad said...

My sweet, my heart leaps for you!! I can't imagine how thrilled you must be to see your heart, packaged in a way to touch others! I am so happy!!!

Much love, as I have missed you.

2:31 PM  
Blogger ~*Michelle*~ said...

A big *high five* and Congrats to you!!!!!!!

You should be beaming with pride!

2:33 PM  
Blogger A Simple Country Girl said...

Oh yes!

I do recall the first time I read one of Laura's posts and she mentioned her "poetry teacher" and a little thing called RAP. You all snuggled me right in and gave me courage and inspiration and freedom to write.

Your heart, opened and turned out for the masses, is indeed a heavenly scented gift that will bless time and again.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...


5:39 PM  
Blogger Lucille said...

So glad you chose that cover! And many congratulations on publication.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Congratulations! This looks wonderful, too--and I love the "InsideOut" thumbnail--"I am asking you about the roses, broken..." Beautiful words, beautiful layout.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I will look forward to teaching YOUR poetry in my high school literature class! Can't wait to get a copy!

10:39 PM  
Blogger Sam Van Eman said...

Nice. (emphasis mine)

4:09 PM  
Blogger Lorrie said...

Yummy!!! Congrats :-)

9:10 PM  

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