i found out today that my confessional class filled up, and then some! i’ll have 13 students, and it starts in exactly a month. i’m a little nervous about teaching more advanced students; i think though it will be a good challenge and change for me.
the class i was taking on fairytale poetry was good; i drafted four new poems and learned more about fairytale poetry. i don’t think its going to be something i’ll pursue much further in my writing right now, but it is good to have that knowledge for later.
Town Creek Poetry accepted my villanelle “Sanctify” for publication–my first-ever published form poem!
Rock and Sling accepted my poem “Felling”, which is one of my particular favorites so I’m glad it found a home.
i sent in an excerpt of my manuscript to an open reading period for a publisher, and i got an email last week that they want to see the entire thing. i’ve had this happen a couple of times before with no luck (obviously), so i’m going to try to not get my hopes up too much.
but ok, yes, i’m still encouraged by it!