Editor At Work
I noticed a couple of things. I'm posting at least 4 times a week: the Monday Twitter poem, the Wednesday Haiku feature, the Friday regular post (reviews, rants, featured poems), and Issa's Sunday Service. Most of this writing is done between 5 and 7am in the morning and on my lunch hours and breaks at work.
Six Gallery Press, which published my collection Past All Traps earlier this year, has been waiting for nearly two years for the 20th Anniversary Anthology of Lilliput Review I promised them. I've started and stopped the project at least three times. Not that I intentionally stopped it, no. I just started doing something else. And never got back.
They've been very patient.
It's time to show my appreciation of that patience and to seriously turn my attention to that project.
In addition to the tasks I've outlined above, I work full-time. I run a small press poetry magazine, Lilliput Review, with the ongoing Modest Proposal Chapbook series (23 chapbooks in 23 years, the newest of which, by Ed Baker, may be found here). I'm a poet who pays very little attention to the scraps of paper on which explorations are sketched. I have a very, very patient, understanding, loving partner. You can see where I'm going with this.
In order to address the goal of putting together a manuscript for Six Gallery, something has got to give.
I've decided I need to gear down the posting for awhile. I will post at least once a week on the Wednesday Haiku feature. For now, I am going to table the Monday, Friday, and Sunday postings.
So down from 4 times a week to once a week for the foreseeable future. I reserve the right to chime in with the occasional Issa's Sunday Service (music is what keeps me sane and I have a spreadsheet of over 500 songs with litrock references) and I just know that the occasional review and rant will spill out on the random Friday.
With emphasis on the occasional and the random.
So, there you have it. Not completely gone, just gearing down for now. What kind of time frame (?!?) am I talking about? I don't have any idea, could be long, could be short. I am, and always have been, very excited about the Lilliput 20th anniversary project, so it will be interesting to see how all that comes together. I'll keep you up-to-date as progress warrants.
For now, cheers.
on the busy gate, too
translated by David G. Lanoue
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