Perhaps this is a bit of wishful thinking. Could July be the month of new poems?
We had an amazing response to this year’s Akron Poetry Prize submission window (509 manuscripts!) which left little time for poems of one’s own. Submittable also makes it much easier to read in odd segments of time, but then the manuscripts also cross not just the UA Press transom, but end up in my dining room.
So I’m hoping to sequester myself in the poetry equivalent of this photograph for the month of July.
For me, the hardest part is getting disciplined about taking notes when ideas strike.
Note to self: notes.