First, I do want to apologize for my becoming-rather-consistent absence. I haven’t had much in the way of poetry to share lately, in large part due to my general inability to get to poetry readings these days, but I have returned to work on a novel that’s been gathering dust for over a year. It’s almost finished! I might even finish today. Yay!
There are other things afoot, however. Over the summer a piece of my writing was accepted to be featured in A Beautiful Resistance: The Crossing, which is now open for pre-sale. It appears there is also a promotion going on on the website for 20% off your purchases. Definitely a good time to check it out!
I’m so thankful to have been included in A Beautiful Resistance. Forgive me, because this is going to be a bit cheesy, but I’ve always seen the call for submissions for A Beautiful Resistance just a bit too late and have never been able to submit despite thoroughly wanting to. This was the very first time I caught the call in time, and the piece I submitted was written just for this call. I cannot express how giddy I was when I received notice that my piece was being accepted for publication, and how honored I still am to have been included in this magazine. I really can’t wait to see it in print, and I hope you guys are able to check it out as well.
Over at Huginn’s Heathen Hof the third installment of my essay series has been live for almost a week now! Pre-Christian Scandinavia: A History of Change looks at an interpretation of the archaeological evidence presented in the previous installation, and draws some conclusions about modern practices and views according to that interpretation. It’s also been getting a startling amount of attention, which I was entirely unprepared for but simultaneously immensely grateful for.
There are a couple of other things in the works as well, which I’ll keep you updated on. In the mean time, I might try to get back to regularly sharing poetry here, and maybe continuing to transferring writing over from my old travel blog. I don’t want to make any promises just yet as I am still very busy being back to work and working on this novel, but I’ll see what I can do.