I've always loved the opening to T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." What better way to open my first post for Poetic Asides, which I hope will be a springboard for poets to build a community and dialogue with each other. So why this blog?
As a poet myself who submits, who gets rejected, and who (sometimes) gets accepted, I plan to help share my experiences as a working poet. Hopefully, that leads to inspiration and comments that will allow us to share experiences and knowledge with each other.
As an editor who deals with other editors and publishing professionals, I plan to share news, insider views, and possibly interviews to help give a clear picture of the poetry "business" of things. I, of course, use the word "business" lightly, since poetry is almost never about the money, but more about the love of writing and sharing words and worldviews.
So thank you for reading this introductory post. Now, let us go, you and I to build a dialogue. This is your blog as much as it is mine and Nancy's.