Waiting is not one of my favorite pastimes—the time between submission of a piece and receiving acceptance or rejection is a small purgatory. I’m daring not to hope for good news so late in this brief month for the poetry chapbook, Foraging Storms. In between I have begun to open myself to memoir and poetry. A Lighthouse Learning class at SU with the gifted poet Nancy Mitchell is inspiring. Get out there and take a class. Talk to other people who share your interests—novice to professional. It’s a break from the humdrum and keeps me from checking my email.
J D Cooper
Author of the Lilac Hill series, The Portia Journal, other novels and countless short stories