Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Does the Right Hand Pointing Know What the Left Hand Forgets?

I have a poem just published at Right Hand Pointing. I stumbled across this site on Oct. 25th. Dale Wisely and his guest editors (in this case Howie Good) publish very short works. 12 lines and under, 75 words and under. I hardly ever write poems this short, so I decided to spend a few hours rooting through my archives for either short poems or failed poems I could hack into (oh, I mean carefully mold and craft) into shortened forms. I sent off my submission, and one hour later Howie Good emailed me to ask one of my poems, "Rows for Hoeing" was still available. Even though I'd been forced to wait a whole hour for a reply, I agreed to publication. This was actually the one poem that fit the guidelines without me having to tinker and chop and alter it. I have always kinda liked it, so I am very happy it found a home. Thanks, Howie and Dale. Writer folks--check out this site and also its companion, Left Hand Waving, a journal devoted to first-person essays. Both have some good stuff to read.

I am off to Atlanta for the annual extended family feast. Happy travels and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

1 comment:

  1. I just sent Mr Wisely some work for their humor issue, out in March or April. I hope he likes the poem that is less than 100 words & under 16 lines (quoting the submission guidelines). The other is 8 lines & 71 words, but isn't as "funny" as the other. I'll keep you posted. RF