YAY, just found out that SENTENCE, a journal of prose poetry, has accepted 2 of my poems for issue 6. this makes me especially happy since writing prose poems is such a struggle for me. also, the poems are from my book manuscript.
this month has been lucky for me…so far 10 acceptance, 6 rejections. i fear the downswing though! hopefully april will not be the cruellest month.
so i teach at an after school center for immigrant kids, and my students are always telling me about their cultures. one of my more sassy second graders told me today that “indians don’t like wearing shoes.” then i asked her if she would rather not wear shoes to school. she thought for a moment and said “well, probably not because the teachers wouldn’t say ‘oh, she’s indian, and that’s why she doesnt like wearing shoes’ but they would say ‘oh, she’s crazy, and THAT’S WHY she doesnt like wearing shoes'”. needless to say, her observation made my day.
and this is a great friday song (dedicated to my baby), but you gots to turn it UP: