This past Wednesday, Erin landed a $6000 Arts Council grant to finish her book of WWII poems. We’d been waiting for this grant for some time, and much trepidation in case the application was rejected. Well, I got home before Erin and saw the envelope. I couldn’t contain my curiosity, so I opened it and read it. Then I danced around the living room floor. I had to go out again to gym, so I took the letter with me. I didn’t want Erin to receive this news alone. I returned with the letter and a bottle of champagne. Erin danced and hugged me really tight.
Erin’s war poems are coming along very well. This grant will help put the manuscript over the top. 2002 will be “The Year of the Book”.