Saturday, October 15, 2005

Perigee 10th issue released... and woohoooo!

The new issue of Perigee is now available online. The poetry section, in particular, includes works by William L Alton, Beau Boudreaux, Dion Farquhar, Maria Halovanic, Paul Hostovsky, Andrew Kortz, Josef Lesser, Amy Letter, Mike Marks, Ben Mason, Christopher Middleman, Charles Rafferty, Aline Soules, Len Sousa, Lucas Stangl, Kyle David Torke, Stephen S Whitaker and yours truly.

Have been terribly baaaaaad about my writing and other social activities.

Catching up a bit with correspondences today. Still having a hard time getting out of this autumnal slump... my old muse, I presume since she never showed up, was nabbed by a myopic dog-catcher some time last week. I'm still waiting for a replacement. Hopefully, someone younger... more businesslike, less prone to obsessive-compulsive behavior, preferably with no sense of the meaning of household dirt.

Anyway, wooooohooooo!!! Received an acceptance note from Lorraine and James, a very classy, California-based print magazine! Talking of short-sightedness, they have accepted a recent poem, On Waking up to Ashbery Without My Reading Glasses. It was such a surprise -- Lorraine and James is, so far, the most high-paying market I've managed to get into (i.e. higher than The Pedestal). Never imagined for a moment... and the editor replied in 1 day. I'm soooo thrilled about it!

Let's hope this prods me out of my hibernation. Sigh.


Squamish Writers Group said...

Congrats Arlene - those are very beautiful poems.


michi said...

way to go girl!!!!
you deserve this, and i am sure muses inc will send a replacement asap - i only had to wait for mine for about ... umm .. 3 months? *L*

am still writing rules, rules rule after all. don't they? must include something about house cleaning in your honour.


Anonymous said...

WOOHOOO! kudos, and the 1-day response! grrrrrrreat-- insert tonythetiger voice here______!!!

Arlene said...

Thanks, ladies!! Hugs to ya all!

And yes, Michi -- send the house-cleaning rule to me... I will print and tack it on my wall. Well, until the cleaning lady terrorizes me into taking it down for purely "hygienic" reasons in a year or two. Hee.