Nice Surprise #1
I was elated when, last November, Cathryn Hankla accepted my poem “Fighting Words” for The Hollins Critic.
But I had no idea when, exactly, the poem would be published. So it was a nice surprise to arrive home the other day and discover a thick envelope containing a set of contributor copies. (And, yes, a check!)
Nice Surprise #2
Then, I received a wholly unexpected email from another editor informing me that a poem I’d sent long ago (and had frankly assumed had been rejected) is about to be published. As in–tomorrow. (Yes, I’ll share it. Stay tuned.)
Nice Surprise #3
Finally, I ran across this item in one of the e-newsletters I receive. This one wasn’t a total shock–the same instructor has offered the same course before. But there was still something quite unexpected in the encounter with my own name and book as I read through the announcement:
If you happen to be interested in the course, it’s happening in DC, and you can find more details here.