Saturday, April 10, 2010

Acceptance: Poetry Friends

Poetry Friends is a wonderful place to go if you want to get deep very fast by reading one or two pieces. Sometimes when I have writer's block, I go to this site to access my passion by reading really good poems. No other venue affects me so reliably with such power and passion.

Indeed, the subtitle of this journal is "A Collection of Really Good Poetry." Editor Susan Culver only selects a handful each month, often less. For the last twelve months, starting with March, she has taken 5, 5, 3, 2, 7, 2, 4, 4, 7, 13, 7, and 7 poems respectively.

Before Poetry Friends, Culver edited Lily Lit Review, a monthly journal that ran for four years and combined every accepted poem (often a dozen or more) with vivid original photography or art. Now she has perfectly balanced her time to provide the same literary flourishing with a smaller number of absolutely engaging works.

When I finish editing a special piece, usually after months or years, and it finally makes me cry or feel some sublime sense, I consider sending it to Poetry Friends. I'm greatly greatly honored that my poem "Rain In The Streets" is currently featured.

Here are links to my poems previously accepted:

I've praised Editor Culver before in this blog, and time is very mean to me today, so I am going to leave off here.

Thanks for reading and go leave a comment at Poetry Friends!


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