Thursday, August 31, 2006

12th driving practice outcome

Hah! The instructor gave me the green light to practice driving on my own because, according to him, I'm no longer a public hazard — as long as I stay off the busy streets. I'm squeaky pleased.

Have finally gotten the hang of downshifting before taking corners. Yay!
Now I just need to improve my visual periphery when it comes to crossing pedestrians/pooches/vehicles and staying on the right side of the road. Hee.

Recent acceptances:

Nthposition accepted two poems, On tiles and All Perfectly Abandoned for their December 2006 issue. Very quick response times, too!

     Submission date: 28 August 2006
     Reply date: 31 August 2006

And wheeeee! Wicked Alice accepted five poems for their "Alice in Wonderland" issue, due out around mid to late September:

1. "I'm available to go mad now." — Valerie Fox
2. Inevitably
3. And She Ripped the Turtle Soup Recipe
4. rabbits (from An Encyclopedic Guide to Counteracting Bad Luck)
5. Decapitated lilies

Preparing this submission just tickled the in me. Heh!

     Submission date: 11 August 2006
     Reply date: 31 August 2006

Books received:

Thanks to the Adroitly Placed Award, I am now the manic fan of the following books:

Déjà Vu Diner by Leonard Gontarek. Oooooh and aaaaah. Poetry samples can be found at Unpleasant Event Schedule. To read his poetry is to believe it.

lucky wreck by Ada Limon. First came across this poet in Tarpaulin Sky with her mind-blowing poem, First Lunch With Relative Stranger Mister You, which also happens to be the opening poem in the book.


SarahJane said...

Hi Arlene,
I have to check out the poets-books you mention. I have heard good things about Ada Limon... perhaps I've read her.
Congrats on NthPosition and Wicked Alice. "I'm Available To Go Mad Now" has got to be one of the best titles I've ever heard.
i mean really

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Great news about your poems Arlene. Good for you, and your readers.

lorguru said...

congrats on the poetic news as well as the driving news!

michi said...

yeah! we'll be alice-ing together! can't wait for that issue! congrats!!


Cheryl said...

Congrats in order again!! Well done. :)

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