Cold Comfort: Poems That Make the Big-Time

Reading published poems--especially poems published in the heavyweight division, where you find periodicals like The New Yorker--can be both frustrating and edifying. Before I count the ways, let me share a poem published in the The New Yorker's Aug. 28th issue: SON by Craig Morgan Teicher I don't even know where my father lives. I … Continue reading Cold Comfort: Poems That Make the Big-Time

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The Tricky Ethics of Goodreads Giveaway Program

Everybody loves freebies and, if you're a bibliophile like me, you especially love it when that freebie is a book. Welcome to the Goodreads Giveaway, a program where GR's reading millions can get in on some free action by simply registering for the many, many books that site offers for free consumption. Of course, giveaways … Continue reading The Tricky Ethics of Goodreads Giveaway Program

Rejection

Rejections. They're part of the game when you're a writer. You bundle up some poems, send them out, hope for the best. But sometimes you feel confident. The reason? You do what you're supposed to be doing. You heed the editors' cries and actually read the poems they publish "to get an idea of what … Continue reading Rejection