Who’s Poem is That in the SCBWI Bulletin?

Oh, it’s mine! Sweet. Yes, this is a bit of brag, but it’s my first piece in print (and paid!) so I’ll beg your indulgence.

I think of this as a “writer’s poem” because it’s something we all feel at one time or another. Those blank pages hold nightmares, friends, and the only way to banish them is with our words. Good, bad or indifferent. Once they’re on the page we can rework and polish them. Until we write them down all we have is the unblinking eye of blankness staring us down. So, you know, write, write, write. And then revise, revise, revise (like I should have done with this paragraph).

Also, kind of psyched that I’m very likely the first person to have a poem in SCBWI Bulletin that has the words “crappy” and “corpus callosum”. That’s some serious mojo, right?

Draft Dodger, copyright Jim Hill, 2011, all rights reserved
Sound familiar?

 

14 comments

    • Jim says:

      Yes, you get bragging rights! The next one… well I’m considering self-publishing a a little book of illustrated poems using scoutbooks.com.

      I need to research more publications for poetry submissions. It’s not really where my focus has been. Any poems I write are usually my way to relax and play around with the language. Just getting the idea in my head that I might actually be at least part poet.

  1. Melinda says:

    Hey Jim!
    That was the first thing I read in the magazine. I was surprised and excited for you. That’s awesome. Not everyday you get that kind of circulation on your first piece in print! I’m sure there’s many more to come.

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