When I was in junior high/high school, I never had to write the dreaded essay titled "What I Did On My Summer Vacation." It's too bad, really, because now that I think about it, my summer vacations, complete with part-time jobs, summer camp excursions, and other adventures, would have been great subjects for poems and personal essays!
It goes without saying that I didn't get everything done that I wanted to over summer break. But, does anyone, really?
Still, I did have a few late summer publications. First, Colloquial: A Poetry Review published two of my poems at the beginning of August. My poem, "Where Girls Still Ride the Beds of Pickup Trucks" was published in Rattle's most recent issue highlighting Rust Belt Poetry. Finally, this past Thursday, my short work of creative nonfiction, "What Gets Lost in the Fog" was published in the first edition of In Layman's Terms.
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