I wanted to ask you, “why your lap,” but then realized we’ve never actually met and that could be offensive. Is it, and either way “why your lap?”
Oh, I'm not offended at all. I just wish I had a clever, funny, enticing answer. I'm better in person with those. Kevin Sampsell liked the part in the story "Valentine" where the man falls asleep with his head in the narrator's lap. That story is in second person. And we thought "Put Your Head in My Lap" might be a warm, enticing, and vulnerable title. The chapbook is what it is now, in large part, because of Kevin. We worked together very well; he spent as much time pouring over those stories as I did. I can't imagine it with a different title.