A poem in a pocket, or are you just a lit dork?
Did anyone carry a poem in his/her pocket today? If so, which poem?
Rejections Are, Sadly, Old Hat
for me, but three rejections in two days are two too many. Mind you, they all came at least a month after the publications’ promised response time, so they hurt that much more. Whenever a piece is out and the days waiting grow stale, I can’t help but to think that readers are deliberating over my fiction. Two, maybe three people are rooting for my work. One is putting her foot down...
While Visiting Family for the Weekend,
and before watching children search for brightly colored—some metallic looking—plastic eggs filled with gooey candy that my girls are kind of too young to eat (for the most part. They’ll get a little bit here and there. I won’t eat it all), and after putting the girls to bed in our hotel room in a strange bed that was too big for them (and it was rather noisy in the hotel;...
Vote for Your Favorite Story →
Pick your favorite story from an online journal pub’d this year!
Eunoia Review Publishes My Poem →
This is the first poem I’ve published. I’m floored by all of the response. I am forever indebted to Eunoia Review for accepting it and putting it out there in the world. And I’m thanking to my old neighbors for being unbearable expletives who inspired the piece. The poem has a great title: “A Treatise on My Ignorance, in which I Wallow Happily, Blissfully.”
Downtown Milwaukee →
I put up a poem on Fictionaut. I wrote back in college and, later well after I graduated, I entered in a local contest. It won. It may have won because the contest was run by the City of Milwaukee’s library system. It had Milwaukee in the title.
Day for Higher Ed
I’m all for group activity, so tomorrow, I will be tweeting my teaching duties all day. I don’t actually teach tomorrow, but I will be doing a lot to either 1)prepare for classes; 2) improve my teaching (and advising—and not the kind of advising you think, necessarily); 3) grading; and 4) service work. Why? Because blogger Lee Bessette has requested a National Day of Higher...
A Bibliogeek April Fool's from the British Library →