Thanks for the specific feedback on that one Yulia. I think the end is killer diller but I wasn't so certain I had set that one up right. Your close attention was illuminating and kind of nice so thank you.
Oh yeah, I appreciate the positives and the offer to help. As far as we had gotten was deciding we'd like a place for good work to gravitate and people to get recognition.
I guess what I'm saying is we kind of need more talks between two before we could decide whether we needed talks between three, but, honestly, i would be just as pleased if there were 100 editors so long those two main objectives were met: a place for good work to gravitate, a place were publication was its own reward.
Having said all that I'm really encouraged by your interest,
As a 'for me' thing
I also kind of liked the idea that people would naturally have questions about the editors etc and I could say "Who, me?
No, I don't write"
If you are interested in submitting work for publication I would suggest looking around 'able muse' or 'the critical poet' for suitable links. A friend of mine started a journal and asked me to submit. I checked out her co-editor's work and thought that was pretty strong also, I could send you the link to that if you would like. Even from blogging I found some good poems to read on journals etc. I think the thing is that if you're interested in submission just have a look around and if you find something with some pretty snazzy poems and strong work then that's the one you go for, then it's immediate gratification because you're proud to have met that level and for your work to sit amongst those poems/alongside those poets.
I have thought about that on and off (mostly off) over the years... it's a good way to measure or to get something back (considering all we put in to writing).
For me, anyway, i felt like the good poems i had were good poems regardless of whether or not they were published, so i never felt there was any rush. In an ideal world I'd prefer to drop my poems (all of them) in a rush, and I guess that's the main thing that's held me back as far as seeking publication.... that and you evolve so it's hard to get one cohesive block.
Anyway, I'm very sure there's an audience out there for you, like anyone: you don't hit it on every poem but when you do, for me it's an etched work.
Thank you, Yulia, for your interesting/engaging thoughts.
I am turning a bare apartment into a place me and the kids can call home and make memories in so not really in a poetry frame of mind though i highly appreciated your thoughts and will chew on them.
I think your two latest are excellent. A friend and i are throwing around the idea of starting an online journal.... if or when the time comes i'd gladly accept submissions from you. There's something significantly unquantifiable about your work.