Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Reading Stanley Kunitz: Selected Poems 1928-1958. Will turn Milosz's ABC's to the library today. All is well. All will be well. Sent a number of poems to journals. Expect the majority, possibly all of them to be rejected, but you never know with these things. Writing shorter poems of late. Not sure why. It feels good to end with shorter versions. Decided to wait to see if AZ likes or dislikes manuscript at this point before making major changes. At the library now. Look forward to reading some and writing more today. I've been getting a lot of work out to journals which feels productive.

Some days I feel secretly a fraud, unable to write a decent poem. Other days I feel screwed over by the establishment and mistreated. Lord, are all poets this crazy?

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