William Wordsworth's phrase, "surprised by joy," comes to mind whenever I experience one of these unexpectedly joyful moments of life. But I always, always forget that "surprised by joy" was occasioned by immeasurable grief. It's only when I go back to the poem that I remember. "XXIX [Surprised by joy--impatient as the Wind]" is in … Continue reading “Surprised by Joy”
I am pleased to report that my poem "Psalm for Anorexia" has been published in the Spring/Summer issue of Medical Literary Messenger, which is published by Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine. Similar to Bellevue Literary Review and Hospital Drive, Medical Literary Messenger "aims to promote humanism and the healing arts through prose, poetry, and … Continue reading Publication in Medical Literary Messenger
Those of us who submit fiction and poetry to literary magazines are very familiar with calls for submission. We pore over them--eagerly at first, then anxiously--looking for just the right home for each of the precious darlings we have written into this world. Genre, word count, deadline, and manuscript format? No problem there. I have … Continue reading What the Editor Wants: “The Dancers”
I hope you enjoy this small moment of grace from as much as I did. It’s a gift.
Carol L. Gloor is a retired attorney who writes poetry only when she feels like it. Nonetheless, many online and hard copy journals have seen fit to publish her, most recently Highland Park Poetry – Winter Musesand Rust Belt Chicago. Her full length poetry collection, Falling Back, will be published sometime in the Spring, 2018, which is a good thing because she needs to start caring about the poems in it, again. She made enough money as a lawyer to be in the middle class, but quit when the irritation factor started to overwhelm the good stuff, the point where she started having dreams about telling clients what she really thought of them. Poetry is much more fun, although there’s no money in it, but she’s too old to care at this point. Better just to pet the cats.
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