Wednesday, October 20, 2010
All this and an ISBN too
I just learned that my chapbook submission to Pudding House's annual chapbook contest is a finalist, which means that they are going to publish it. This is a breakthrough for me. The weird thing is, now that I am at last going to have a chapbook out there, what crosses my mind mainly is that I know so many poets who have at least one chapbook published. It reminds me of how I felt getting my doctorate nearly 30 years ago: before I achieved it, the Ph.D. seemed so far off and wonderful, the sign of entering another plan of existence; once I had it, it seemed that everyone I knew had one. I think that there is some external truth to this: when you're aspiring, you tend to spend time with others going after the same thing; once you've succeeded, you continue to tend to spend time with people interested in the same activity.
Anyhow, the chapbook is entitled "Eggs Satori", and I am told it will be coming out in the first half of 2011.