My grades for the semester are done, and it looks like I will be teaching a creative writing class this summer. So, yes, like everyone, my endings aren’t really endings, but starting points for new beginnings — in my case, new classes, new students, and hopefully, some new work.
In the last week or so, I have managed to draft some new poems. I’ve also received a rejection or two. But today, I got the news that Adanna has accepted one of my poems. I loved Adanna’s debut issue that was published last year, so I’m super excited to be included in this summer’s issue.
In other news, two great poets have chapbooks coming out from Finishing Line Press. As most of my readers know, my first chapbook, Stealing Dust, was published by Finishing Line Press and I’ve been grateful for the Press’s support of my work. Thus, I try to support them whenever I can. Consider preordering Sheila Squillante’s Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry and Laura E. Davis’s Braiding the Storm. (The links go directly to their blogs where you can learn more about their work!)
Now, I’m off to prepare for my summer course! With the warm weather and bright sun, it does indeed, feel like summer.