Dear Nick Cave,
I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to express my deepest regret and sincere apologies for not being able to personally hand you a book that I wrote during your recent visit to Amsterdam. I had purchased a ticket, eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet you and present you with this special gift.
However, fate had a different plan for me. Sadly, my dear aunt passed away unexpectedly, and I had no choice but to attend her funeral. It was a difficult time for my family, and I had to prioritize being there for them during their time of grief. I’m sure you understand the importance of family and the unavoidable responsibilities that come with it.
Nonetheless, I want to convey my genuine disappointment that I missed the chance to give you the book in person. It contains some of the best poetry ever written, and I am confident that you would find it truly remarkable. When I made the book I thought about you, about how its a crime you don’t know this particular poetry. I know you love Berryman, as do I, but I want to show you something even more extraordinary.
Therefore, I kindly request if you or Seán O’Hagan could provide me with an address where I can mail the book to you. Just use my contact page. I understand that you lead a busy life, and your time is valuable, but it would mean the world to me to know that you have received this labor of love. The version available on Amazon is a downgraded version, and I would like to send you the full-color edition, as it truly captures the essence of the poetry within.
On a personal note, I want to express my gratitude for the incredible songs you have shared with the world. It’s fascinating to hear that we both have a book with a circle on the cover, as my collected works coincidentally looked similar, albeit less silvery than yours. Your music has resonated deeply with me, serving as a constant source of inspiration and solace throughout my own creative journey.
Once again, I apologize for not being able to meet you in person and hand you the book as planned. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to hearing from you or Seán O’Hagan regarding the mailing address. It would be an immense honor to know that my poetry has reached your hands.