Always lovely to come home from AWP and find an acceptance note in ye olde email. Thanks to the kind folks at fiore, a new local journal, who will be publishing "Forte, Fortissimo" and "My Clothes" in their upcoming issue.
Starting to get back on track with the minutiae of po-biz. I've missed a few contest deadlines that I didn't mean to miss, but tonight I'm getting the book manuscript ready to go out one more time. And as I was paging through it I think I caught, out of the corner of my eye, a glimpse of what I can do to make it stronger. So maybe this weekend I'll get out the hard copy and mess with it for a while. But for now, I'm going to go ahead and send out what I've got.
This weekend I'll work on the journal submissions. I hardly sent out anything last year because I was so focused on the book ms., but now that the book-thing seems to be at least somewhat housebroken and capable of visiting others on its own without making an embarrassing mess, I want to turn my attention back to some of the poems.
This poetry stuff, it's hard work.