In case you follow my blog and wondered what I've been up to for the past several week, I'll provide a brief run-down. You can also take this as a signal that I'll be picking back up with more regular postings. The other week I received my official notice that I've been accepted to start work on my M.A. in English at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. I expect to meet with my advisor soon to work out a rough sequence of courses. Then by next fall I'm writing applications again for Ph.D. work.
I'll also be starting as a reader for the Wisconsin Review soon, as well. I'm very excited to get some experience on the editorial side of things. As far as my own poetry, I've hit a slight dry spell - several ideas are bouncing around but nothing has broken through yet. At the beginning of the month (end of last month) I submitted a manuscript to Slash Pine Press' chapbook contest. I am trying to develop a few more contest pieces for submission as well.