Frequently Asked Questions


Who should read "premature"?

"Premature" captures the emotions of premature birth for the family and friends of preemies, as well as for grown persons who were born premature and for persons at risk of having a premature infant.  In addition, "premature" provides unique insight into the experience of having a premature baby for doctors, nurses and other personnel in the neonatal intensive care unit, as well as for medical educators and students.  Of course, those interested in poetry or the subject matter also will be moved and touched by "premature."


How do I buy the book?

You may purchase the book only through this website and with a valid credit card.  To buy the book, click on BUY NOW! to the left.  You will be taken to a secure site operated by PayPal, which will process your credit card payment.  You do not need to be a member of PayPal or set up an account with them.  PayPal is owned and operated by Ebay and will not share your information with anyone.


When will I get my book?

Please allow two weeks for delivery (Hawaii and Alaska will take longer).  Your book will be sent by regular U.S. first class mail, and usually will be mailed within one to two business days after your order has been confirmed.  If your order is delayed for any reason you will be notified by email. 


In order to provide the quickest delivery at the lowest cost, we ship only by regular U.S. first class mail.  This means that we have no way to track shipments after they are mailed.  Accordingly, we cannot accept any responsibility for lost or misdelivered shipments. 



Can you ship to addresses outside of the U.S.?


No, at this time we can only ship to addresses in the United States.


Can you include a gift note or gift wrap?

If you would like to send the book as a gift, at the time you place your order please contact us by email by clicking here.   We will arrange to include a gift note with your order.  At this time we cannot provide gift wrapping.



Do you give volume discounts?


If you would like to order more than ten books, please contact us for special terms.  You can contact us by email by clicking here.  


Why isn't the book available in stores?

"Premature" is offered exclusively through this website in order to communicate directly with the premature infant and neonatal communities.  Very little poetry is published in the United States, and the poetry books which are published are directed only toward the readers of literary journals.  We decided to bypass what there is of the poetry publishing industry so that we could speak directly to the community of "premature".


Who do I contact for customer support?

If you have any additional questions, you may contact us by email by clicking here.


Do you accept returns or exchanges?

Each book is carefully inspected prior to shipment.  We cannot accept returns or exchanges.


What is your privacy policy?

Your information will not be shared with anyone for any reason.


Who runs this site?

This site is owned and operated by the author, Scott Landsbaum.