My poem “Resurrection Party” is a poem of recovery. It’s so important to me that this personal poem is out in the world. Many of you who know me know that two years ago my son (21 at the time) was in a horrible accident in which he was hit on his bicycle by someone in a pickup truck in downtown Salt Lake City. He nearly lost his life. Recovery was difficult, but he made it through and I’m grateful every day that he’s still here with us. It took me a long time to begin writing about the incident, even now, the writing and processing continues.
I cannot thank the staff at Tinderbox enough for their careful handling and for creating such a beautiful collection of poems for this special contest issue. Also important to note, Tinderbox includes sound recordings of the poets reading their poems . . . folks, this is a poetry journal not to miss! Curl up on the sofa, grab a beverage, and enjoy the longest night of the year. Read. Listen. That’s where I’ll be.
Tinderbox is currently closed for submissions, but watch for their FEE FREE months to send in your work and make sure to submit early! “We are fee-free for the months the seasons change over: March, June, September, December. The money raised in the donation-only submission months will go towards standard expenses a journal incurs: Submittable fees, website fees, promotional fees. We remain a volunteer-run journal, and we appreciate your help in keeping us in print. (Please note that Submittable only allow us 200 fee-free submissions within a month, so if we reach this limit anytime within the month, the fee-free submissions will close automatically. Please submit early in the fee-free months.)”
You can read more about them and their submission guidelines here.
Categories: My Poems