I am glad to be going back to work. Yesterday, I put together a chapbook manuscript, wrote eight or nine thank you letters, assembled a packet of poems, packaged some promotional copies of my book with letters, etc., and am ready to send it all off today. I am no longer doing multiple submission, but despite the fact that I have been working right along, do not have much new work(individual poem-wise) to send out. A great deal of what I had was taken earlier this fall by the Legal Studies Forum
at West Virginia University College of Law, a group of poems that will also be published in chapbook form by LSF/WVU in December or January as The Divisible Field
. Other poems are forthcoming in Marlboro Review, Prairie Schooner, Dunes Review
, and Bellingham Review
Now it's time to work on my essay for the AWP Conference. I'll take a couple of days to straighten things up (everything is catawumpus--books and papers everywhere) and begin.