I think I conquered this challenge. It helps that I do 2 free-writes every day Monday to Thursday with my kids, but hey, I still did it! And I actually got to poem 36, not 34 like the picture says. I just can’t believe that I did so well.
This is not to say that every poem I wrote last month is the best poem out there — not in the least!
BUT I am writing and experimenting and exploring different things in my writing. That is the most important thing to me right now in my writing journey. A lot of the work I’ve produced makes me think about books. Not chapbooks but actual books. Full-lengths. Several of the poems feature the same theme or can link together in some way, so over the next few months, I’ll be doing just that.
I have so missed updating everybody with my work and life, so I have a lot of updates for you!
I graduated from undergrad May 2015. I taught for a year and a half, leaving the classroom in order to focus more on myself and my writing. However, I do substitute and work as a freelance editor now, so I feel lucky enough to be able to do so.
From summer 2016 until now, the following sites have published my work:
In addition to poetry, I have also been working on a nonfiction project/future book of sorts about a previous mostly platonic relationship I have had that stemmed from a project I was originally working on during undergrad but nixed it. I will keep you updated on that too.
Take care y’all & please share!
– A. Elizabeth
I asked more from you baltimore
to be better
to be bold
and you are
you are angry
breaking gray’s shackles
a broken voice box
you are more
and I am proud