Tomorrow I am going into Jefferson for my PFO closure. I haven’t blogged about this because I don’t really know what to say. I’m confident it’s the right decision to minimize my risk of future stroke-type incidents. (The risk of serious side-effects is <2%.) I got some good news today to help keep my outlook positive. Nancy Scott of US1 Worksheets called me to let me know that they are accepting “The Proof Reader.” She’s also going to see about getting me a featured reading for the group.
In a peculiar knock on effect this means I can let Gina Larkin of the Edison Literary Review have “Archetype,” which she heard me read last Wednesday and requested.
That means I have now had 16 of my thesis poems accepted for print publication. Rattle & the Harvard Review are perhaps the most prestigious credits; other print credits include Raintown Review, Mad Poets Review & Iambs & Trochees, while e-zines include Literary Mama, Mezzo Cammin, Umbrella and Lucid Rhythms.
They are keeping me in overnight tomorrow, but I will try to check in here on Friday afternoon and let my readers know how everything went.