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Good news for National Poetry Month!

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First piece of good poetry news: last weekend I finished the last piece forCatechesis, my first full-length poetry collection! It is a total of 27 poems and 12 poem-collages: fairytale-girl poems, Silence of the Lambs poems & collages, andAlienpoems & collages. I'll give the manuscript a little breathing room, and then I'll start looking for open calls at presses.

Second piece of good poetry news: my poem "Wait a minute, there's movement. It seems to have life—organic life" has been accepted for publication in the Spring 2018 Issue of Passages North! This is the first out of my six Alien poems to be taken by a literary magazine, so it is very encouraging for the rest of the series. Riding the high of this acceptance, I've just submitted the remaining five poems to another crop of journals.

After nearly four years of working on this manuscript, it's a very strange feeling to be finished. I've been entirely project-focused in my writing for such …