As I prepare this post, it has been a week since my return from Israel, where I spent an amazing week-plus traveling with a group from my home congregation. I expect that aspects of the trip will find their way into my writing in due course. But for now, finished with jet lag but still catching up on work (and other events) that have transpired in my absence and since my return, I’m going to focus elsewhere. Here on the Practicing Writing blog, at least.
To begin: I’m thrilled to share my latest poem publication. It, too, emerged from my delving into Jewish texts. You’ll find “A Single Woman Argues with Ecclesiastes” over on the Forward‘s Sisterhood blog.
On the Other Hand
But it hasn’t all been rosy in poetry land. On Tuesday afternoon, as I finish drafting this post, I’ve received my third rejection message (for a total of 11 poems) since noon. That’s just within the past few hours! That doesn’t count yesterday, or any of the days before (yes, including days during my trip).
Even with the new publication, my next update for Poetry Has Value isn’t going to be very pretty. That much seems clear.
Let’s get back to positive things! I’ve been busy this week alerting people to this Goodreads giveaway, which I’ve organized in my capacity as Media Editor for Fig Tree Books. Please consider entering, if you’re so inclined.