Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thing 3

I’ve had my share of rejections lately, and a share of everyone else’s, too. But I did get a welcome acceptance this week from Right Hand Pointing. They’re doing a May issue with three women poets, of which I’ll be one. I don’t know yet which poems will appear as they’re going to whittle down the 10 I submitted to six, but look forward to it. I have a few other poems due out this month which I’ll post as soon as it happens. Otherwise I got rejections recently from Stoneboat, Swarm and Radar! At least it didn’t take them months and months to do it.

In print, I’m happy to say I’ll have poems in two anthologies this year. The first is Not Somewhere Else But Here from the splendid Sundress Publications, a collection of poems about place. My poems are “Europa” and “Good Wife of Hunan,” so I’ve got the Old World and southern China covered. 

My poem “In the Voice of a Minor Saint” will also be in an anthology about saints called St. Peter’s B-list, due in April. As I noted when my poem was accepted, I am by far the least famous poet in the book. Among the luminaries are James Tate and Mary Karr, while the saints include St. Agnes, St. Rita, Big Sur Saints, the patron saint of lost & found, and St. Nick. You can see the table of contents and sample poems here

Finally, print-wise, two of my typeface poems will be in the 2014 RHINO, which also comes out in April. I’m thrilled about the acceptance, having had poems in RHINO a couple times and loving the work they publish. My poems are "Typeface #77" (Moog) and "Typeface #71" (Flotilla Bold), which reminds me of Dr. Seuss’s Thing 1 and Thing 2, and is perhaps not so far off. 


Kathleen said...

Sorry about the rejections. I've had some, too. The acceptances all sound terrific! Congrats.

Tiffany said...

Congratulations on the acceptances!

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