NEW YEAR NOTES: I spent a good bit of time yesterday getting my desk cleared of clutter so my pretty Macbook has room to breathe and be the center of attention. I cleaned out my desk drawers, reorganized the file cabinet, got receipts together for the upcoming tax season (blech!), etc. I got Word for Mac up and running finally thanks to some tech support from, shockingly, Microsoft, so all my files are transferred. Rather than get rid of my old laptop, I'm using it for storage of old photos and files.

Today, it was back to work and getting caught up on email and trying to connect with folks for all the stories I have to write for the February issue. It was a busy, but not too hectic. I think a lot of people are still out of town, taking full advantage of how the holidays fell this year on the calendar. During lunch hour, I ran into Borders because they usually have all their calendars 50 percent off, so I was able to buy a new monthly planner to keep track of all my po' biz stuff and a Renoir calendar for my office. Cost: $10.24 for both. I love a bargain. 

In the mailbox today was Jeannine Hall Gailey's beautiful broadside, "The Snow Queen Explains" (pictured). Absolutely gorgeous! It's a limited edition, so if you want one, cruise over to her blog and check it out. If you don't have her collection, Becoming the Villainess, order that, too. It's a brilliant collection full of pop culture persona poems.

Also in the mail was an acceptance letter from Atlanta Review! They are going to publish "Barney Rubble Saves Our Lives" in the Fall 2008 issue. Despite it being the local lit mag and all my work with editor Dan Veach on Poetry Atlanta, I've never been able to crack his tough criteria. He's gotta love it to publish it and doesn't do favors, so I'm extra honored that after all these years, I'm joining the ranks of those poets published in AR. Booyah!

Comments

Anne said…
Congrats on the Atlanta Review acceptance! There aren't many things that feel better than getting accepted by someplace you've wanted to get into for years...
YAY on AR! and look at that snow queen broadside, i love it! i want one.
Justin Evans said…
Cool, cool, cool! What great news to start your year off.

A little confession: I sometimes wish that I worked for you.
Supervillainess said…
Thanks Collin! Glad it arrived safely. And congrats on the Atlanta Review - a wonderful mag!
Lisa Allender said…
WOW!! AR is very exacting....
The standards are ones of true excellence, and it must feel super, to be recognized for your work!
Your reading of "Barney Rubble Saves Our Lives" when you Featured at "Poetry at Tech", was fab, Coll.
Congratulations, again!
Anonymous said…
Very cool about ATL Review.

GAV
Dustin said…
Congrats on AR!

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