Blogs by Kevin S. Hart
We Didn't Expect So Many Wonderful Selections...
7/10/2006 11:59:12 AM
I don't know how many of you hate reading that little slip of paper, or nowadays email, that says, once again, what you've submitted isn't quite up to the editorial staff's standards for publication. I've had the chance to deal with three of these this week. Everytime I think I'm used to the ego blow, and that I'll handle the next one better, along comes another, and I'm consumed with self-doubt again. The questions mostly run along the lines of "Am I not 'cutting'edge' enough,' 'Am I too boring, too amateurish, to middle aged to pretend to be a poet'." If I knew there was a definitive answer, I'd make a change, someplace. But, I look at what I've written, what stories I've chosen to tell, and I can't seem to find another thing I'd like to say about my subjects.
Back to the screen, and the idea file. I'll pull out mt Deutsch, my Jusdson, and my Bugeja, read a little Margaret Atwood and William Shakespeare, and see what else I can come up with.
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Punk Poetry Appeal - Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Still here, after all these years - Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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It's been too long - Monday, January 22, 2007
We Didn't Expect So Many Wonderful Selections... - Monday, July 10, 2006
Time to Refocus - Thursday, June 22, 2006
As life gets in the way - Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I tried... - Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Oh, my... - Saturday, May 20, 2006