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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Recently, I began a new poetry column for Doves & Serpents called Psaltery & Lyre. This is an exciting new adventure for me. I've been writing poetry seriously for about five years now, and I'm looking forward to being on the other end of the process (the one sending the acceptance/rejection letters instead of just receiving them, mostly the latter). It is a humbling process, I've discovered. Already I've seen a couple of submissions from skilled poets that I admire. It feels like being swept up in powerful ocean current because I put my little skiff in the water. I'm heading towards open water; I'm equipped with tackle and a star chart. Every nerve is alive.