New POP & Omnidawn & Nothing After Something and Before Something Else

So some things.

This month’s Poets off Poetry is up featuring an essay about Courtney Love by Lily Brown!  You can find the essay here.

Thanks Lily!

Also, remember when I told you that I was a finalist for the Omnidawn Chapbook Contest and that some time soon they would post a special feature to their blog with one poem from each of the finalists?  Well it’s up now.  Much thanks to everyone at Omnidawn!

In other sad news, I forgot to take a picture of my desk at work while it still had all of my collage-y stuff decorating it.  Tomorrow is my last day there, as I will be moving on to a bigger and better gig on Monday.  Got my big girl shoes all ready and everything.  I took down the collage-y stuff in such haste because I knew I was going to come down with a case of the weepies while I was doing it.  Change is so hard and weird and awesome.

In consolation, I took a picture of the emptiness because emptiness only has to be vacuous if you let.

I prefer not to let it this time.

News & Notes

Why is September always better feeling then every other month??

Some things:

Claire Donato’s awesome POP essay is up for your reading pleasure.  Next week will bring us an essay by Mathias Svalina so definitely stay tuned for that.

LIT magazine is now accepting ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS! Amazing!  I’d like to give an extra special thanks to prose editor Mia Eaton for all her good work getting the software installed!  We seriously would not have been able to make the change without her!  So what are you waiting for?  Send us some poems.  Our fall reading period is officially open!

In other news, the awesome new journal Esque edited by Amy King and Ana Božičević officially launched today and I have a poem in it.  I’m in great company!

Also, I was one of five finalists for the Omnidawn Chapbook contest.  Pretty good bad news.  Omnidawn is going to run a feature about each of the finalists on their blog so I will keep you posted.

Other then that I say bring on the fall.  I have no idea what comes next but I guess I am ready for it.