A New Year’s poem

I wrote this in 2015. Erica Jong sent me a message saying “Save the good ones”


No revising

this one.

No revisiting

that one

Try to

find

new words

for

old problems.

Try to

save the

good ones.

 

Remember.

Repeat.

Remember.

Repeat.

 

I will be

the

poetry person

among

the

book people.

 

 

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For defunct lit mags now and in the future

A New Home for Defunct Journals

When a literary magazine dies, what happens to the poems, stories, essays, and artwork that have been published in its pages over the years? Not enough, says Mike Joyce, editor in chief of the Chicago-based digital magazine Literary Orphans and cofounder of the Rookery, a new digital archive that will house previously published content from defunct print and digital magazines — an ever-growing collection of work that would otherwise be lost.