In high school, I joked to my friends that I’d grow up to be a penniless poet. It made sense because I liked to write, and while I had very little formal education in poetry, I enjoyed reading and dabbling in it.
Fast forward to not-so-long-ago, and I’d all but given it up. Thanks to Twitter and writer friends*, I found my way back to poetry and started to feel like maybe I wasn’t terrible at it. I wrote a few, made a resolution to submit (no. 11) ** a few, subbed a couple to online lit-mags, and left it to fair fortune.
I’m incredibly excited to say STRANGE HORIZONS accepted one of my poems for publication***, and it’s part of this week’s issue!
You can read my poem ACTAEON now if you have a few spare minutes.
It would make my day if you did.
Let me tell you, it feels damn amazing to have been accepted by Strange Horizons, especially when you look at the great speculative fiction writers they’ve published. It’s an honor and an ego boost.
And in the spirit of my little poem being out in the world, I’d like to share some images**** that inspired and reminded me of this tale of a hart and a hunter.
I do hope you like it, and thanks for reading!
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*For this poem, special thanks to wolf-sister Ariana Ferrone **Crossing off another item from my 30 Before 30 list! ***I mentioned good news in August in my beach birthday post. ****All images are attributed unless they're mine. SUPPLEMENT: (Myth) Actaeon | Greek/Classical Mythology (Music) Runaway | Ryn Weaver (Music) Coming Down | Halsey