I'm writing, publishing and promoting my books like crazy at the moment. In person, I have a tendency to bore people with discussions of Amazon's algorithms. Uninformed opinions. I don't want to inflict my author-self on you all, so I've been a bit quiet here. But I wanted to say hi and I thought I'd share my absolute favourite book of poems. If you haven't read "Thistles" by Ted Hughes, it's worth it just for that. So many great poems -- and what I really appreciate at the moment: they're short!