So I found out last week that I was nominated for a Pushcart. When I got the email, I was at home, sort of fumbling around on my way to try and get out the door to try and get some freelance work done at Ye Olde Coffee Shop. (Pay dem bills!)
In came that email, from John C. Mannone, the poetry editor at Abyss & Apex. It’s the kind of email that most of us are getting a ton of right now. They list their nominees and none of us expect to see our names so we skim and/or delete. For some reason, I actually read this one. Maybe because they’d recently published one of my favorite poems, maybe because a friend of mine had recently garnered a nod, and I thought, hey, I could get lucky, too!
Since I spend a lot of my time at home talking to/swearing at myself, I felt like I should say something. So I said “Wow.” And I sent John thank you note and then proceeded to tell everyone I’ve ever met that I’d been nominated for a Pushcart.~ read more ~