April 2015 GWA Workshop: William Wright Shares ‘Good’ Poetry Concepts and Publishing Keys
I stared at the large manila envelope in my hands and read the message, hand-scrawled across its front, “Refused! We do NOT accept large envelopes!” This unwelcome epistle told not only me, but also everyone in the postal system and possibly all my nosy neighbors that my poems had been returned from a New York publisher – unopened.
That was in the 1980s when I was an English Literature graduate student in Florida. Now, after a long career in corporate writing, I am again writing poetry. And, thanks to the Georgia Writers Association workshop program, I am planning to publish. Yes, I’m gearing up to send my poems out – again – to New York and to many other places. Continue reading