So, I wrote and submitted a poem that I wrote last year to the Seersucker Rag, a local quarterly publication that features writers. They look for all kinds of submissions and when I returned to Savannah last year, I found myself writing a poem a day. It helped to pass the time and was something to write in the process of settling back in town. Be sure to pick up a copy and support local awesome!
The poems that suck were the ones where I was talking about how lonely I was. The ones that were pretty good were the ones that were about the city and the Deep South in general.
The one that I submitted (which is the one that I'm including down below) was inspired after spending an afternoon looking at Jack Leigh photographs. I've always found a lot of comfort and peace in his photos. My house growing up always had a few of his books floating around.
I got the email today that the poem was selected and going to be published. Very exciting! Here's a copy of the poem below: