Brr...it's cold here! And since the house is finally quiet in the lull between Christmas and New Year's Eve, I thought I would catch up on all my news (even though, yes, I am a regular on Facebook).
It's been a busy semester, and probably the most exciting news is that I finished my MFA from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. It's been a three-year process, and I think the fact that my MFA studies are truly over will hit me when I get my diploma in February.
I've had some nice surprises in the publication world. First, Drafthorse published my work of flash prose, "Why All Small Town Jobs Are Obscene" was published in their Fall issue. Then, my poem "First Lessons in Laundry" was published at the start of December in Masque & Spectacle. Finally, Rattle showcased my poem, "Where Girls Still Ride the Beds of Pickup Trucks" online (after the poem was published in the summer print edition).
I am also looking forward to my work in the following journals that should be published in the next few months: Common Ground Review, cream city review, and New Plains Review.
This semester, between teaching and finishing my MFA thesis, has been crazy. I am so thankful for some down time.
Even if it's freezing outside.
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