Throughout National Poetry Month, we’ll be featuring a letter/postcard of advice from 30 Poets. Today’s is from Elizabeth Robinson.
What I feel like when a journal I like solicits me
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How I feel seeing nine things listed as “In-Progress” on Submittable
I don’t know why- I know it’s all gonna be bad news…
When someone asks me what kind of poems I write
Express negative affect
When people act like *everyone* is there, remind them that YOU are not
When feminist literature organizations publish statistics re: gender and publishing and certain people get all defensive
This blog could be all Oprah and Snooki gifs. Seriously.
Remind people how misunderstood/mysterious/complicated you are
look on with a vague sense of horror