THE WRITING JOB
--edited an existing draft into a more final form
Okay! A new long poem. It was unexpected, but I'm Grateful...
Unexpected because it was out of the scope of two manuscripts-in-progress. But its existence just generated a new manuscript if I'm to combine it with some other older poems. New manuscript-in-progress title:
How cheered I am by this sudden bounty of unpublished manuscripts. Three! haven't had three unpublished manuscripts in years! My last published book was commissioned into its being, as I might not have put it together if I didn't have an offer for book publication when an opening surfaced in Marsh Hawk Press' lineup...
... even as I think of Joyce Carol Oates' riveting memoir, A WIDOW'S STORY, where the prolific author notes something about -- ... it's only when we stop doing when we then can we see our true selves.
But perhaps it's in the doing that we're making our selves. Anyway, I hope not to see myself for a while.
THE AWAKENING OF A