Good news! All that effort to submit to literary magazines has yielded one acceptance, Mused: BellaOnline Literary Review. A few of my poet-friends in the Triangle have published there, so I thought I would give this mag a try.
The poem, “Professional Disagreement,” is one of my work-related poems and is based on a heated exchange I witnessed during a public meeting. The real argument was not pretty to watch and my boss’ description of what we saw and heard became the last two lines:
“it´s just two country gals / throwing rocks with their tongues”
I wrote this poem during the April 2012 Poem-A-Day Challenge in response to the prompt, “communication.” You can read the poem here: http://www.bellaonline.com/review/issues/fall2012/p033.html
September 22, 2012 at 13:01
Great news, Pam. Not a word wasted in that poem. I love when lines find us.
September 22, 2012 at 13:25
How great! CONGRATS. I briefly checked out the publication.
September 22, 2012 at 19:54
Congratulations. Excellent work. Someone else’s ugly exchange turned into art by you!
September 22, 2012 at 19:55
Thanks! The scene stuck with me for a few weeks before I actually wrote a poem about it.