Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Short attention sp

Yeah, I haven't been blogging much lately. Haven't even been reading blogs on a daily basis as I normally do, either. I haven't abandoned poetry, though -- I've been submitting like a madwoman! Well, that is, if your definition of "madwoman" includes sending out a packet every day or two for a few days. Okay, so it's not all that much, but I'm getting stuff out there on a more regular basis for once, including sending work to a couple of journals I've been meaning to send to for a while.

Oddly enough, when you send more stuff out, you are more likely to get stuff accepted. (Who knew? Hey, I'm a poet, not a statistician!) The kind folks over at Coal Hill Review are taking a poem for their fall issue, which makes me happy.

In somewhat more personal news, my sister became a grandmother late last night, which makes me a (gasp) great-aunt. That's just weird. But also a happy thing. Welcome to the world, baby Apollo!


Collin Kelley said...

Congrats all around, Great Aunt Anne!

Lyle Daggett said...

My sister doesn't have any grandchildren yet, but I have cousins who are grandparents. I think that makes me a first cousin twice removed. (Math has never been my strong subject.)

Congratulations, Great Auntie Anne!

Pamela said...

I've been a great-aunt for a year or two. Very good. No grandchildren in line for me, either.

Congratulations on your acceptance--and thanks for telling us about Coal Hill Review. There is a killer poem from Alicia Ostriker in there, one that I heard her read at AWP but couldn't find.

Karen J. Weyant said...

Congratulations all around. I've been a great aunt for awhile now -- when I tell people that fact, they always ask me, "What Makes You So Great?" *sigh*

And great job with Coal Hill Review -- one of my favorites, and not just because I have a poem posted there.

Montgomery Maxton said...


Anne said...

Thanks, y'all!

Pamela - isn't that a great poem? It's a nice journal (I guess I'm biased now).

Karen - I liked your poem! I was definitely impressed with that issue overall.