I have returned from the jamboree and madness of this year's conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in Denver with new contributor's copies of several journals.
One of these is the Spring 2010 issue of the Los Angeles Review, published by Red Hen Press.
After years of revisions, including those based on very helpful suggestions from colleagues at the Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat during a 2008 visit, I was finally able to get this poem into a publishable form. And a form that met with the approval of a prestigious journal.
I am delighted and grateful to be found in the same issue as authors including (but not limited to) Rick Bass, Tess Gallagher, Barry Lopez, Alison Luterman and Barry Lopez.
My thanks go out to Editor Kate Gale and to Poetry Editor Laurie Junkins for taking an interest in my work.