15 July 2020

The Scar Swallower is back online.

I'm working on getting my blog running again. Over the next few weeks (or months), I'll be working to fix broken links, crossing my fingers that there aren't too many.

My primary goal here is to have a place to start writing about my writing, so that I'm not facebooking about my poetry all of the time. 

Over the last few months, I've been working to more seriously make my poetry and the practice that goes into it part of my life more regularly. I've been a department chair for almost ten years, and I finally stepped down at the end of spring term. I've been using the summer to decompress and work through several significant personal issues, but I've still been finding time to write and revise, which I'm finding encouraging. 

I'm going to be 50 in 2021. I would like to be closer to having a collection published before that birthday arrives next February.

To my tattooed lady work, I am finding that I have corrections to make and links to add, and it's all very exciting but a bit overwhelming. I'm going to leave the 2015 tattooed lady posts in place, as is, and I'll add new edits in this color to differentiate them. I'm hoping I do get back to this project before my next sabbatical.