Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Make Yourself Small
Hi readers! Hope you're having a great Tuesday. Sunday was my mother's birthday and since her death, I've always received excellent news on this date. In fact, I received my very first acceptance letter while cleaning my dorm room since she was visiting for her big day. That said, my poetry collection, Make Yourself Small, was accepted yesterday (only a day late since the mail doesn't run on Sunday!) by Backwaters Press (www.backwaterspress.com). I'll post more details as I know them, but I want to thank every single person who read these poems (not always an easy dose) which was described on the acceptance letter as "dark and visceral without any melodrama. The corruption of the heart and desire is spoken here as if under the glow of a burnt-out street light." I have never felt so groovy cool! Again, thanks for reading the work which was written in the heart of a Detroit winter.