There's that word again. I'm getting ready for my next submission, this time probably three poems, perhaps including a couple inspired by or drafted during my trip earlier this month to Negril. Those will also be going to my readers, who I'm confident will tell me straight whether they've survived the long flight back. I'm cautiously optimistic -- after a week or two, they still seem worthwhile to me, at least.
The lucky recipient this time around will likely be FIELD, the Southern Review, or Shenandoah. All have been recommended to me by other writers in the past and would be good matches for the kinds of poems I'm thinking of sending.