SOLSC15 Day 14: Exciting News Which I Have Sat On For Months

IMG_0785Enjoy everyone’s slices at Two Writing Teachers.

I am still figuring out the ropes of where to send poems for publication.  I missed out on the earlier editions of the Poetry Friday Anthologies because of my naivety.

BUT

last fall I paid attention and saw the call for poems for the next Poetry Friday Anthology: Celebrations.  I submitted a few poems but what Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell really needed was a Super Bowl Sunday poem. A poem for preK/ELL students.

Now I am not the world’s biggest football fan.  My husband is the football fan in our house, especially college ball (Oregon Ducks) and pro-ball.  So knowing football came through the immersion method, attending watching parties (where I crochet). We have had a very exciting run in the Pacific Northwest with college and professional football.

I understand the game time, party time atmosphere of watching the Super Bowl.  So I wrote a poem for them and it was accepted. I was over the moon.  We polished it up and I am happy-thrilled-proud to say it’s available on Amazon as of today, PI day.

Poetry anthology

It’s designed for librarians and teachers and there’s a student version available.  In April, during National Poetry Month, two other local poets and I will be doing a reading and poetry activity at the Barnes and Noble near my school. (While not an independent book store, as there isn’t one for kids in Vancouver, WA, this B/N does support the schools well).

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11 Responses to SOLSC15 Day 14: Exciting News Which I Have Sat On For Months

  1. Linda Baie says:

    Missed this yesterday, but am very happy for you, Jone. Congratulations. I’m ordering the book for sure-love all the others.

  2. Tara Smith says:

    Oh wonderful! Bravo!

  3. isbergamanda says:

    How awesome! I went to UofO, but I’m not into sports…so i call myself a pseudo-fan of the Ducks! I like how you participate (crocheting) haha!

  4. beachhousefarmhouse says:

    OH_MY_GOODNESS!!!!!!! You must be soooo excited. I am so happy for you. I can’t imagine how exciting that day in Barnes and Noble will be. Congratulations!! 🙂

  5. Congratulations! This is an accomplishment to be proud of! Sounds like you worked hard- and had some fun, too – doing your research.

  6. anita says:

    Congratulations – that IS an accomplishment!

  7. Libby says:

    Oops, you spell your name Jone, I remember now!

  8. Libby says:

    So cool Joan!

  9. That’s a great acomplishement. Though we write mostly for ourselves and we have an inherent need to write, it is always encouraging to receive public recognition in this way.

  10. newtreemom says:

    Congratulations, that is exciting news! National Poetry Month will be a great celebration for you this year!
    And I am always finding new connections to fellow slicers that I didn’t realize…I lived in Battle Ground, WA in the 80’s. Some good friends lived in Vancouver. I don’t remember Barnes and Noble there…

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