The Life for Me

Have I mentioned how great AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program is? If you’re a writer, you owe to yourself to learn more about it: bit.ly/AWPw2w.  #AWPW2W  #awpmentorship   Poet’s Life There was talk about submission fees journals     online vs. print contests and publication $25    7 hours of work. Unspoken was the years in … Continue reading The Life for Me

I Never Knew I Liked

Forms. I’ve run away from poetic forms because they seemed too...structured? I don’t know. Whatever the reason, poetic forms made/make me feel insecure. But. I must’ve  (insert any number of cliches about change here) because I’m all for trying a new form or two now. Tonight, I try the golden shovel. My proto-version at least. … Continue reading I Never Knew I Liked

Secret Ingredient

“A small sampling of my mss rejections. From 2016-2020 I'll have published four full-length poetry collections, two chapbooks, and two novels. Eight books. [...] I've also received something close to two hundred rejections for my mss alone. Maybe a thousand in this time period if I count all the rejected poems, stories, and essays as … Continue reading Secret Ingredient