Tag: rejection

On first looking into Shenandoah’s submissions

Turns out there’s some good news about rejection I never really grasped before. I’m reading poetry for Shenandoah in earnest now and realizing rejected poems DO reach sympathetic readers, at least if you send them to well-edited magazines: the editors and staff readers themselves. I am moved,… Continue Reading “On first looking into Shenandoah’s submissions”

In which the perverse poet is chuffed about rejection

Despite the frigid temperatures, my winter so far has been poetically electric. My long-awaited chapbook arrived in early December, then several journals containing a poem or two of mine suddenly went live or hit print (here’s one), PLUS Poetry Daily honored me with a… Continue Reading “In which the perverse poet is chuffed about rejection”

Reasons to be cheerful, part 4

We’re supposed to be cheery in late December, right? Ho ho ho. I’ve been having a rough time, for reasons I can’t write about at the moment. But like H.D., when times are bad, I eat my way through it. This can be literally true: hello,… Continue Reading “Reasons to be cheerful, part 4”

Fighting about poems: Shenandoah NZ Diary, Part II

Received by Email While Guest-Editing I reject your rejection. You are not qualified to cast me off. I’m a luminary: let me direct your attention to an interstellar anthology. You, sir or madam, have provoked a righteous snit. A catastrophic reversion of my recent… Continue Reading “Fighting about poems: Shenandoah NZ Diary, Part II”

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