I've spent what little time I have for poetry this week on revisions. I gather from reading around the poetry blogs that there is an unresolved question out there about whether putting (even a draft) of your own poem up on a blog is "previous publication" or not. Without taking any position on the issue (I can see both sides, I suppose) does anyone know a good journal or website that will consider work that was previously posted, in draft form, on a blog?
Not to start another argument, but I say congratulations to Barry Bonds on hitting No. 756. If we kept baseball players out of the Hall of Fame for substance abuse issues, or for not having appealing personalities--which may be Barry's larger problem with a lot of the press and public--the Hall would be half-empty. How many players of Mickey Mantle's generation, for example, abused their bodies with alcohol and thereby "cheated" the game and shortened their careers? How many didn't play up to their full potential on any given day because they were hung-over from the night before?
And the Tigers have won two in a row.