Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog and especially to any of you who have read my books. I just wanted to make a note so its clear: I am a blunt kind of person so if you ask me to read your work and want comment please know I’ll do the best I can but there’s a reason you haven’t seen me in Poetry Magazine or Ploughshares, etc and that is because I too am learning daily and refining my writing all the time. Any feedback I give is just peer feedback and you are free to take it or leave it but it will always be meant to encourage.
The other thing I wanted to mention and caution about again is that anything you put in your blog or online in any way is considered published ( ie in the public eye) and therefore not eligible for publication in magazines.
That’s one reason you won’t see any poems of my own posted here, just links when I do get accepted to magazines and my blog never gets to see my (self-defined) little masterpieces that can’t get accepted (yet). 🙂
That said, I am very lucky in that I’m about to work with someone whom I respect with tons of experience and knowledge to help me refine my own work, so I will be sure to share anything I learn that might be of use to others here!
Here’s to a weekend of good writing for all!