Well, two fabulous folks sent me blurbs -- Stephen Hong Son and Adrienne J. Odasso. They're actually legitimate blurb-providers based on their own achievements, but I never would have thought to approach them. And such is how I've come to reconcile with the blurb: just another form of reader response!
The poet begins the poem and the reader completes the poem.
(P.S. THE SECRET LIVES OF PUNCTUATIONS hasn't received as much play as some of my other books -- though it did go to some unexpected places, e.g. Barnard Magazine featured it with sample poems, and it will also be part of an upcoming Kindle version of The Private Press (Australia)'s anthology A SLICE OF CHERRY PIE. There are some inexpensive ($1.99!) copies over HERE. Among my books, punctuation's many secrets are high on receiving my affection and delight.)