Wednesday, December 12, 2007

the heart is a heavy breather

Bateau has begun its maiden voyage, and I look forward to getting my copies. The first issue includes my poem "Used Books," a praise poem that begins...

I like them dog-eared and lawnsoft,
and savor the character of winestain
and thumbsmudge,

the tear-warp between pages,
scrawl lolling down margins,

x’s, question and check marks
scratched out as anchors.

I also have a poem in Opium5, which is out now. The poem is "On the Way to Meet My Daughter's Teacher," a pseudocide poem that starts...

I was about 15 minutes early
so I figured I'd kill myself a little bit.

And elsewhere, I woke up to find an acceptance from Cider Press Review for my poem "April 4." I've been feeling so dried up poetry wise lately that this is especially welcome news. I'm doing the 10:10 poem-a-day forum with Liz Gallagher and John Vick with the hope of rooting out some inspiration.


sam of the ten thousand things said...

Great, great, & great. Congratulations, Sarah.

SarahJane said...

Thanks a lot, Sam.

S. Thomas Summers (Scott) said...

do you ever get turned down???

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