Now online, and I’m in it. Here’s a link to the poetry section – full of lots of great stuff.
2011 Best of the Net – poetry
I’m still chuckling over Robert Wrigley’s “Short Answer: Mishap With Nail Gun” and Nick McRae’s “An E-mail from God Concerning the Recent Plague of Locusts.” Oh, and Nancy Reddy’s “The Case of the Double Jinx” is so fabulous. Props, folks!
February 22, 2012: Fabulous email today from Boxcar Poetry Review. The poem they published of mine, “Rumors of Her Death…” (see post below) was selected as the winner of their 2011 Oboh Prize in poetry by external judge Kelli Russell Agodon. Thanks Boxcar!
And if you’ve never checked them out, you should. I love how editor Neil Aitken works at building community: Every time a new issue comes out, all the writers published by Boxcar since the journal began get to vote on their favorite poems. Top three winners from each issue are advanced for consideration for the Oboh Prize. It’s a huge compliment to get chosen by your peers, and Neil Aitken is fantastic about sending along the reviews from writers. I see Boxcar having a really positive effect on the writing community – certainly a very positive effect on me.
February 10, 2012: I just got word that one of my poems, “Rumors of Her Death…” has been chosen for the 2011 Best of the Net Anthology. A wonderful, completely unexpected email. The anthology will preview in a couple of weeks here:
2011 Best of the Net