Among my poet friends are two that I found quote worthy today. Shawnte Orion says, “These poems aren’t just going to reject themselves.” With that profound adage as his watchwords, he’s gotten his poems rejected numberless times–but also, increasingly, ACCEPTED by increasingly prestigious journals.
As for Victoria Hoyt, with whom it’s been my pleasure to talk for hours about poetry etcetera, a shift of word-emphasis in the five words “Poetry is like a code” yields two quite different thoughts.
eradication and reconstitution and awe
reverence and blasphemer’s sand dollar
rotomontade and melodies of grandeur on grand piano
revivals and the age of alexander