Saturday, October 14, 2006

Saturday jollies

I've never posted about football on this blog before and I probably never will again, but Indiana beat Iowa 31-28 today, which is the first time they have beaten a team in the top 15 since October of 1987 when they beat Ohio State on the road. (I remember that one well because I was in DC for the big March on Washington for GLBT Rights, and the news spread through the Indiana contingent pretty quickly.) This one was a home game, so it was pretty crazy.

When I heard the final score on the radio, while driving out to Bloomington Hardware, I decided I was afraid to go anywhere near campus for a while. :)

In other happy news, the Valparaiso Poetry Review is taking my poem "Swallowed" for their Spring/Summer 2007 issue. This is a weird and kind of creepy poem that for some reason I have kept submitting despite a bunch of rejections -- I don't know why, but I always thought it would eventually find a home.

I know, it's probably considered tacky to blog about every acceptance I get (at least I keep my mouth shut about the rejections, which of course there are more of). But I wouldn't go to the trouble of sending stuff out if I didn't enjoy it when something gets accepted, and the cats don't give a shit, so y'all get to hear about it. I like reading about other people's acceptances, too. Even if I don't post a congratulatory comment, rest assured I always smile and think, "go you!" I like to be reminded that most of the time, persistence eventually pays.

If anyone is reading this from the general vicinity of Bloomington/Indianapolis, by the way, I have in my possession a couple of extra Mary Oliver tickets (the reading is on the 26th and it's free, but you have to have a ticket) -- our little group accidentally ended up with more than we needed. If anyone wants them, let me know and I can save you the bother of getting your own from Clowes Hall.

7 comments:

Pamela said...

Anne, please keep posting about your acceptances. I like to know your work is getting the recognition it deserves. (If I ever get an acceptance for poetry, I'm going to hire the "Surrender Dorothy" skywriter).

C. Dale said...

Congrats!

cornshake said...

i smiled when i saw indiana beat up on Iowa! i think everyone in the big ten was happy (except iowa) for you guys...

anything but poetry said...

Congrats...

Also, thanks for the lead on the Indigo Girls concert tickets. Someone else beat me to the tickets, but I was close...

Lyle Daggett said...

Okay, so what the heck is a Hoosier anyway?

Anne said...

Thanks, all!

Pamela, don't worry, I will. And change that "if" to "when"!

Lyle, nobody really actually knows. :) There are a few major theories, but even we Hoosiers aren't really sure... There's a pretty good rundown over at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoosier

newzoopoet said...

Anne,
I love that you post your acceptances. It lets us know where to look for your work. I just found your poem in Rattle and was blown away...