Wednesday, July 12, 2006

That was quick...

Got an email this evening from Poetry Southeast, accepting one of the poems I just emailed to them late Sunday night. That's what I call a quick turnaround! The poem, "Eight-Bar Solo," is a tribute to the late great jazz bassist Ray Brown, and to my dad (who was also a bass-picker).

Poetry Southeast is still reading for their fall issue until August 1, in case you -- yes, you -- may have some work to send them. It's a nice little online journal, with an emphasis on Southern writing (but they take work from us Yankees too).

3 comments:

Garbo said...

Congratulations on the acceptance. I remember you blogging about the bass poem before. Here's a jazz joke: A couple, married twenty-two years, got into a minor argument that escalated into sulking and the husband and wife had refused to speak to each other for six months. In desperation, they went to a marriage counselor, who took them to see a jazz trio playing at a local club. Sure enough, as soon as the bass solo started, the couple began a vigorous conversation. . .

Jilly said...

haha

can't wait to read the Ray Brown poem
(I'm an ex bass player)

jenni said...

Congrats! And a speedy reply to boot -- excellent.