Thursday, June 10, 2010
POEM: FREE TO GOOD HOME
Happy Poetry Friday! Kelly Polark has Round Up.
So what's up in my poetic life?
I'm sorry to say I've been a bit of a slacker in the submission department. In the past month I think I've only submitted to two journals and one contest. MUST DO BETTER.
I did, however, speak earlier this week to middle schoolers at Red Mountain Writing Project about writing poetry. And this weekend I am on the faculty at Southern Christian Writers Conference, where one of my sessions is also on the topic.
AND (this is big): I registered for Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, where I will meet real live poetry editors from such esteemed presses as Graywolf and work super-hard to improve my current manuscript.
What's it called, you ask?
Well. I should say right away that I am completely enamored of this title. So if you don't like it, don't tell me. Yet.
FINISHING SCHOOL FOR HOPELESS ROMANTICS
And for Poetry Friday, here is an excerpt from a poem that appears in the collection and is titled "True Things Learned from Cats:"
"Remember: the bag cannot
hold. Everything looks grey
in the dark. Warmth is more
lasting than softness.
And nine lives
will never be enough."
- Irene Latham
Cat art found here.