I'm getting "News Print Poetry 2012: Volume 2 April - to - June" ready for publication.
I really enjoy rereading the poems and remembering the news story they came from and how I wrote them. I re-experience the emotions I felt then.
First the news stories remind me of the sorrow and joys of those three months.
I also re-experience how I felt when I wrote each one. Sometimes I felt frustrated because I couldn't get the poem to come together. But other times I was delighted with the great poem that emerged.
I also get to discover how many typos I made.
The book accomplishes for me what I hope it will accomplish for the reader. It creates a nostalgia tour.
You don't have to wait for the book. You can read the poems right now at http://newsprintpoetry2012.blogspot.com