In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
She has never spoken with a Gentile beyond the Lord & Taylor saleswoman, the mailman, the grocer.
Source: Avital Chizik’s “A Holy Fool,” original fiction presented by Tablet magazine.
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›
A Triple Acceptance
It isn’t every day that I receive a poetry acceptance; you can imagine how unusual it is to receive three acceptances at once. Which happened late last week.
Okay, technically, it was one acceptance: the same editor accepted the three poems for the same publication (an anthology) within a single email. But these poems were not written as a suite. So it was something of a special surprise to have them all accepted. (And I should note that two others in that batch didn’t seem to pass muster.)
But that’s fine. I’m thrilled to have these three find a home together–and equally happy that I’ve already been paid for them! (Full details to come when I share my July stats over on Poetry Has Value.) Continue reading ›
I’ve become acquainted with Katie Manning and her work via the Poetry Has Value project, where we’re both contributing bloggers. And that is how I learned about her new poetry chapbook. Titled A Door with a Voice and published by Agape Publications/Sundress Publications, this work comprises 16 poems. (And you can download it at no cost!)
Before you reach the poems, you find this artist’s statement: “I am tired of people taking language from the Bible out of context and using it as a weapon against other people, so I started taking language from the Bible out of context and using it to create art. My process was to use the last chapter from one book of the Bible as a word bank for each poem. This is either the most heretical or the most reverent thing I’ve ever written.”
This approach piqued my interest for a couple of reasons. Continue reading ›
Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›