SUMMARY FOR THE FUTURE
Since this blog began, poems were written as inspired by its theme. Some of these poems came to form a book POST BLING BLING, published by Moria Books (Chicago, 2005), edited by Bill Allegrezza.
Before POST BLING BLING, the first poem to be submitted to a journal was also accepted -- and by no less than a respectable publication than SENTENCE: A Journal of Prose Poetics, edited by Brian Clements.
Indeed, this blog ended up being the forum for my first in-depth consideration of the list-poem form through "Installment Poems" that I wrote concurrent with listing out my real-life shopping/spending habits. This material will be part of my Spring 2007 book SILENCES: The Autobiography of Loss -- more details in the future no doubt will be presented in my primary blog, The Blind Chatelaine's Poker Poetics.
Thanks to all who've paid attention, who've read and commented. In fact, towards the later part of this blog's life, a parallel theme of monitoring the shopping lists of soon-to-be married Michelle Bautista unfolded through the Comments section. So, Michelle, until your wedding, feel free to post remaining wedding-related shopping lists through the Comments area of this last post.
I am grateful to my blog readers. Poetry is inherently social and much of what unfolded here wouldn't have, uh, unfolded...without YOU! Maraming Salamat!