THE SEA really sneaks up on you, taking us on a sensual jaunt, sprinkled with metaphysics and wonder and kelp and gulls, and then bam, you deliver a gut punch. Nice.WATCH is yet another form, another poetics modality. Your cortex seems to work like this watch, never idle, never simple, battalions of men peddling, gears upon gears, sans springs.Loved them both. Thanks for the link.Glenn
Thanks Glenn. It took a really long time to place both of those poems, for whatever reasons.
Gosh, your two twin comments were posted at exactly the same time. What's up with that? Cyber burb?Gnome's breath? Another mystery to consider? Next summer, after I retire I am going to flood those on line journals with my poetry. William Stafford, who probably got as much stuff as you published, always said that you must flood the bastards with your work, wear them down. We'll see.Glenn
Glenn,I think that's the best plan--I was always taught that it takes 20 rejections to place the average short story. I think that's high, though I've had stories collect 30 or more rejections before being placed. But that's fiction. I've had poems collect similar numbers of rejections. They say poetry is harder to place because it's more competative, but I think it all evens out--more poetry is published than fiction. You have to keep at it, but you have to do the research, too (read the journals). It can be a pretty involved process.
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