I simply cannot believe that I am facing the last week of October. We've had record warm temperatures this month. However, we've also had our first snow. The trees in my front yard are still clinging to their leaves, so I will probably be doing yard work well into November.
There's plenty to celebrate. First, my poem, "Skinny Dipping with St. Anthony" has been published in the latest issue of Harpur Palate, one of my favorite literary journals.
Second, I just received news that my poem, "Flypaper" has won third prize in The Comstock Review's annual poetry contest. This year's contest was judged by Allison Joseph and I'm thrilled that my work has won such an honor.
Finally, it's Halloween season. And to put poetry readers in the mood, they can take a look at the newest issue of Devilfish Review, where my poem "Picking Up the Vanishing Hitchhiker" has been published.
After suffering through a heat wave with temperatures reaching record highs for September, it seems that more normal Autumn weather is slowly settling in. It's been a rainy Saturday, and I've spent the day catching up on my writing, my submitting, and of course, my grading.
District Lit has published its latest issue, and I'm thrilled that three of my poems are included! "The Swimming Hole" is an unusual poem for me, in terms of style, so I'm especially happy that this particular poems has found a home. The whole issue can be read here.
I am continuing to work more with prose, and one of my favorite short pieces I have ever written titled "The Tick" has also been published in The Red Savina Review. This piece can be found in the lastest issue here.
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