so nice to see all the love on this thread for our book; i've also received a bunch of really great emails. thanks to everyone here for your support - we literally couldn't have done it without you, and we wouldn't have wanted to. for obvious reasons, we wanted buk.net to be part of our first venture into the small press world, and it really has been a great success: sure, we've had setbacks and delays and all manner of problems (but i think we were only kidding ourselves when we thought this would be easier) getting this project off the ground, but we've learned a ton of stuff (more than i thought possible), and for sure we know our next projects will only be better and better. we're so proud of this first effort, though - it's everything we hoped it would be (except for the goddamn warping of the back cover due to too much glue on the envelopes. it was a late discovery that we should have just glued one edge, not the whole thing. oh well.).
i would, however, like to see more discussion of the poetry here. the stuff in this collection is - in my opinion - absolutely fantastic. johannes, gerard, buzzcat, and digneyinburnaby are the first ones that come to mind - dark horses who i wasn't expecting to receive submissions from, but whose work i loved. also really loved the poems from justin.barrett - really intimate narratives that i wasn't also wasnt' expecting, given what i know of his work.