As I have mentioned here before, while I have always been relatively good about finding the time to write, I have never been good about doing anything with what I have written.
In the analog days, it meant filling notebooks that went into boxes to be ignored. In the digital age, it has meant creating files that sit in folders on hard drives to be ignored.
Last summer I began the process of searching computer files and old backup hard-drives for poetry I have written over the years. I still have a few back-up hard-drives to go through and have not yet tried to tackle the few notebooks that still exist.
I have been editing the poems I find and putting them into a database. At the same time, I have been using that database to begin submitting work for publication.
The ability to digitally submit work has certainly made the process much easier than it was in the analog days. On the rare occasions that I ever tried submitting work in those days, you needed a big envelope, a couple copies of your work, a second envelop for your SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope), and a trip to the post office.
It always seemed like a lot of work for little payoff. And so I seldom bothered.
Now I have no excuses.
Here is a list of upcoming publications. I am thankful to the editors of these publications for liking my poems enough to publish them. I am honored.
- Aji Magazine: “Disturbance at Drumcliffe”
- Temenos: “Crow is Reborn,” “Crow Sings”
- West Texas Literary Review: “Larix,” “Dust,” “Into the Snow Sea”
- GFT Press: “The True Nature of Philosophy”
I will post links once they are published and to any other publications as they happen.