Thursday, June 4, 2015

Guest Post from H.O. Tanager, author of Autograph Penis

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Autograph PenisTitle: Autograph Penis
Author: H.O. Tanager
Publisher: H.O. Tanager
Pages: 282
Genre: Nonfiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 Performance artist H. O. Tanager holds high hopes for her cross-country trip to Boston: to see great art, to eat delicious food... and to incite mayhem. But once the journey actually begins, it’s all she can do to hold on for the ride. Surrounded by brilliant, intimidating, and sometimes delicious-smelling colleagues, Tanager’s precarious hold on her ambition and desire threatens to unravel in the face of laryngitis, an angry God, and the unexpected death of a friend. Will her team’s independent spirit and wit buoy Tanager though the pitfalls, heartache - and yes, mayhem - as hundreds of artists strive to be the best that ever was, the best that’s ever been?

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Hello dear #readers! The time we have #anticipated for #months is upon @us - it is #BookBlogTour time for Autograph Penis, the #sweetest story ever #told about performance #poetry! For two-plus months #kind #bloggers will be featuring the words of @moi upon their virtual #pages. #soblessed #soreal #pumpupyourbook

Now as you have #intuited by now, those who #know @moi, I participate in performances and #promotions for one reason: to gain #compliments. #vanity #selfesteem #fragile #butwhynot #soblessed I recently checked in on #Goodreads and found some new #reviews, ranging from 1 to 5 stars! #controversy

Now that's #range.
Now that’s #range.
One kind #reviewer of the four-star #variety said quite #lovely things:

How #kind! #soblessed
How #kind! #soblessed
Now, in the #cruel #world of performance poetry, if I got one very high and one very low score as I did #here at @Goodreads, we would #say, “@You must have really #affected people!” And indeed, I must #have! I was curious as to what my one-star reviewer might #enjoy in #books, and it is light #romances about dating one’s best friend’s #brother. So good #luck to @her and may she enjoy her #choices. #notmykindofgirl #soblessed

Meanwhile, completely #different people have #reviewed on @Amazon. It is my #understanding that @Amazon owns @Goodreads, but their reviews do not cross-populate. We can only #speculate that it is to create a #false dichotomy between “real #readers” on @Goodreads and “fake not-#readers who merely #consume books” on @Amazon. Because @Goodreads is a “community” and @Amazon is a “marketplace.” I’ve noticed my #reviews are better on @Amazon…

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…possibly because my @Goodreads reviews are largely from people who got the #book for #free as part of my #giveaway in December, while the @Amazon reviews seem to be from people who heard of the #book through the poetry slam #grapevine. Neither #source seems free of #bias! #confusing #ego #salesmanship #fatigue #mystery But we will #continue to #learn what can #happen when one publishes a #book, like the good #learners we hopefully #are. #realauthor #soblessed

Ah, my #dears, I do wonder why we write #books at all, when there are so very #many of #them! But more now than #ever in the history of #personkind, we #can publish books, and so we #shall publish books, and perhaps the #whys will become obvious in #retrospect. #wisdom #somuchwisdom #soblessed

And for the #wisest and #best gift we’ve received this #week, let us gaze upon @DesireeDallagiacomo! For those of you not #addicted to attending #National-level poetry events, @Desiree can not stay #off Finals stages – why, they #reach out and scoop her #onto them even if she’s not #competing! @Desiree must be on all Finals stages! And instead of #crying about the #kidnapping of her personal #time, she rises to the occasion again and #again, bringing #new #works all the time! She is a @soldier of @poetryGodness! #soblessed




H.O. Tanager

H. O. Tanager is an author, adventurer, and provocateur who divides her time amongst her passions: family, satirical performance pieces, and convincingly wearing slacks. She’s achieved so many things, she finds achievements boring. What she does like is surprise, and people who work hard, juxtaposition, and repurposing forms for her own amusement.

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