Ready, Set, Submit!
Oct, 05 2018 | no responses
On the faces of my students when I suggest they submit their work for publication: flattery, confusion. And I get it—no one taught me how to submit, how to find journals I admire, how to know when a piece is ready. The prospect can be daunting when you’re starting out.
Horror Poetry, Women, and a Pittsburgh Mini-Haunting
Sep, 21 2018 | no responses
As the writer holding power, women might offer alternative representations of women within the actual content or use their power to communicate their powerlessness.
On Poets New to Poetry
Apr, 13 2018 | no responses
In poetry, the ideas that exceed us are like yeast in dough—gritty bits that irritate, germinate, and give the product its full flesh.
Brief Thoughts on the Art and Craft of the Poetry Review
Mar, 28 2018 | no responses
“See? Here is what I found” might be the sentence of the good critic. “See? Here is what found me” might be the sentence of the great one.
Oct, 24 2017 | no responses
This thing that we do carries an energy that is crucial to our being able to wake up and rediscover the world around us again and again and again.
Vulnerability and the Submissions Process
Apr, 28 2017 | no responses
What if I get rejected? What if a journal accepts a poem, and then five years down the road I am ashamed to see it out in the world?