Great news. My poem Mistakes will be part of What Light: This Week's Poem. A a result, the poem will be published online at both http://www.mnartists.org/ and http://www.magersandquinn.com in the near future (circa 3/31/08), along with a pic, a bio note, and a blurb about my poetry.
This acceptance means a lot – Mistakes is the first poem that represents my recent subtle style shift. I’ve moved a bit away from the rant poems and narrative verse that dominated my writing last year, towards something a little more fragmented, less linear. I discuss this in the blurb that will appear in What Light.
What Light: This Week's Poem, sponsored by Magers and Quinn Booksellers in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, spotlights a poem each week by a Minnesota poet, selected by a panel of writers and publishers. I’m excited to be included in this series of What Light, and plan on attending and reading at the next reading for the series on March 30 at Magers and Quinn. Thanks to all those involved with What Light, especially Lightsey Darst and Jen March for deeming my work worthy.
You may have noticed the lack of blog posts on my part lately. That is partially due to Mistakes being my first accepted piece of the year. Yep, after a red hot 2007, things have started a lil’ lukewarm for my writing so far in 2008. That being said, I have been writing a lot – more than 20 poems and a short story in the past month alone – and submitting a lot of manuscripts to various places, so it’s only a matter if time before things heat up again. I hope.