Well, we haven’t had one of these in a while! I do have some good poetry news, too.
The postcards for my chapbook started arriving in mailboxes this past week – so far they’ve reached California and New Jersey for sure.
One of my favorite online journals, Boxcar Poetry Review, has accepted one of my poems for publication! I submitted poems to them several times, each time receiving some encouragement from the editor to continue submitting my work, and finally received an acceptance. I got the news on Christmas Eve, too, so it was a great Christmas present for me.
I’m currently making an apppearance over at Thick With Conviction, another online journal whose editors have been hugely supportive of my work. They started a new feature called “10 Questions With…” and invited me to kick off the series. I think my questions-and-answers will be up there for the rest of this month.
I have a reading coming up next month at the Barron Arts Center – I’ll be appearing with Juditha Dowd, another fantastic New Jersey poet, on February 13.
I was awarded the Jan-Ai Scholarship for Peter Murphy’s Poetry & Prose Winter Getaway. This means I’ll be heading to Cape May over Martin Luther King Day weekend for 3 and a half days of writing time – and the scholarship fund pays for it all! For more information about the Jan-Ai Scholarship, visit their website.