I am posting tonight to tell you that my first book will be out in March, 2012! Any Other Branch, the collection I worked on while in graduate school, is being published by Salmon Poetry of Ireland. I am thrilled!Â On to the next!Â I am working on a new collection.Â I have yet to title it, but am leaning towards, Eating Earth.
It didn’t sink in for about a week. It occurred to me after about a week that this meant that I could start to move forward with my career path. Since starting school in 2002, I have wanted to teach, write, and publish. After the MFA program at New England College, and some encouragement from those closest to me, I started submitting poems to journals. I never expected that I would find such success in finding homes for my work. It is an exciting and humbling experience to send your work out. Over the next few months, I have decided to write about the experience for those trying to do the same.
So, stay tuned!