Monday, November 25, 2013


how charming or how insulting: these "poet-clerks" will tell you what books to buy as if you didn't know what you wanted yourself,

though of course they would never tell you to buy my books which they couldn't do anyway since this bookstore refuses to carry my vanity volumes,

I offered to donate some of my self-published throwaways to this "Open" bookstore and they refused to accept them because their shelves can only bear real books, you know, books published by legitimate authentic publishers like the ones that publish Elizabeth Austen and Maged Zaher, the poets who will tell you what books to buy because you're too stupid to make your own choices:



  1. Hey Bill,

    Thanks for the heads up that Wessel & Lieberman has these. I think I'll scoot on down there and pick up a copy. Probably grab a copy for a Christmas gift to my folks as well.

    In fairness to Open Books, they are the folks that first advised me: "If you ever see any Bill Knott in any bookstore, buy it immediately." Shame they won't accept donations from you anymore though.

    1. Seth Rasmussen: don't do that . . . email your postal address to and i'll send you the book free