“The People Who Live Near Us Are Our Neighbors” Published in Ploughshares

Friends. I’m holding Ploughshares Winter 2016-2017, which includes my poem “The People Who Live Near Us Are Our Neighbors.” It’s not every day a dream comes true. What an honor to share this issue with Beth Ann Fennelly, Beth Bachmann, Anders Carlson-Wee, Tony Hoagland, Dennis Nurkse, Charles Rafferty, Sam Sax, Terese Svoboda, Leila Chatti — the list goes beautifully on. Massive, clasp-handed, doe-eyed thanks to John Taylor, David Weinstein, John Skoyles, Allison Trujillo, Ellen Duffer, and the rest of the good folks at Ploughshares.

Poem accepted at Ploughshares

Friends, I’m here today to share the news that a week ago the good folk at¬†Ploughshares¬†accepted my poem “The People Who Live Near Us Are Our Neighbors.” They wanted a second one too, but sadly I’d withdrawn that one earlier.

I’ve been living in Thrillsville ever since.

Thank you John Skoyles and the other Ploughshares readers and editors!