I’m taking a page from the playbook of my poet-friend and blogging guru, Tara Lynne Groth of WriteNaked, and doing the hip thing: a post what I learned and accomplished this year.
What I learned is simple: Write! Write! Write! Submit! Submit! Submit! ‘Nuff said.
Now—on to the month-by-month highlights of 2012
January: Graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with my MFA in Writing.
February: Participated in peer review with fellow VCFA alum. Made 2nd presentation for the job.
March: Worked like crazy. Not much else. 😦
April: Wrote 30 poems for April Poem-A-Day Challenge. Turned 40!
May: Attended Raleigh Review writing workshop with Dorianne Laux and Joe Millar. Made 3rd presentation for the job.
June: Attended 17th Cave Canem Retreat.
July: Launched this blog, Poet’s Double Life.
August: Attended a professional conference in Chicago, wrote poems, and took tons of photos.
September: poetrySpark! “Professional Disagreement” published in Mused: BellaOnline Literary Review.
October: Worked like crazy and got an “exceptional” annual performance rating. Attended a new open mic.
November: 29 poems for November Poem-A-Day Challenge. Five years at the job!
December: Three April poems published in the Best of Fuquay-Varina Reading Series anthology. “The Truth About Fire” accepted in Pedestal Magazine’s December 2012 edition.
I’m still working on my New Year’s resolutions for an upcoming post!
December 16, 2012 at 12:05
Really? Has it been five years? Time flies when you work that hard!
December 16, 2012 at 12:10
Yep! This is the longest time I’ve worked anywhere.
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