After weeks upon weeks of freezing weather, we are finally melting. I am seeing patches of grass after months (no kidding, months) of snow. The local creek is rising, with spring melt and rain and ice jams, but luckily the cold water is staying within its banks. This morning, I saw my first robin.
The official first day of spring is a few days away, but I want spring now. It's been such a long winter.
In the meantime, I am reading the latest issue of Whiskey Island which features two of my poems, "To the Girl Who Wanted to Be a Roadside Weed" and "The Girl Who Parted Mill Creek With Her Toes." This issue also has great work by Melissa Broder, Adam Day, Kristina Marie Darling, and John Gallaher.
I just finished reading the latest issue of The Naugatuck River Review which contains all the winning poems from the journal's annual contest. This year's contest was judged by Monica Hand. I'm thrilled that my poem, "The Girl on the Fire Escape" was a finalist!
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