How many drafts is it? At least seventeen. Then I came upon this bit by Ai, who thought “first person voice was always the stronger voice to use when writing.” At what we’ll call the eighteenth draft I shifted to first person. And everything fell into place. Yes, that’s it. Thank you, Ai.
The Pilgrimage Home
So honored to have my nonfiction work published by Peacock Journal. Thank you to editors Bill Landry and Kate Fitzpatrick! I love the art they selected to accompany it. Look for it here.
"Patriot" is now published!
It’s great to work with Roderick Bates, the editor at Rat’s Ass Review. “Patriot” is part of the Such an Ugly Time collection. Check it out here: http://ratsassreview.net/?page_id=2399#Turnbull
I’ve received 14 rejections so far in 2017 and am aiming for 100. Good for me! The more poems I submit, the better I understand the marketplace. Edited to add: I’m a bit uncertain about having used the word “marketplace” above. In reality, I learn and understand poetry by submitting and then evaluating rejections against…
"Such an Ugly Time"
I am grateful to Roderick Bates, the editor of Rat’s Ass Review, who will publish my poem “Patriot” in a collection commemorating the first one hundred days of Donald Trump’s presidency. The anthology is called Such an Ugly Time. I am proud that my poem will be included in it.