Listening to every heart
Thank you all! While I was in Lawrence meeting some wonderful people who were very, very open to sharing with other poets their failures AND successes....today I had the opportunity to meet with my editor from Sunflower Publishing. When I had told him a couple of months ago that I was going to be in Lawrence and wanted to come by the office, he suggested that we meet for lunch.
What better way to pick a writer's brain, than over lunch?
Well, as some of you know, I was also in the listing for a peer-review of Sunflower Living's first year of "best story".
When my editor came to pick me up for lunch, he was carrying a lovely vase of flowers. I thought he was bringing them to the consortium as a contributor to the arts. No, instead,
he handed them to me! When I got home, his email to the crew read,
"Congratulations to Karilea Rilling Jungel whose article 'The Koehn Ranch' won a majority of votes from staff and contributors to win Sunflower Living’s first best-article-of-the-year award.
Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and voted in this contest and to all who helped shaped the magazine through its first successful year."
Now, I have to admit, some of you may be reading this for a second time, because you'll probably see this little announcement in your EMAIL!
But here's the thing, my friends. Without you? I would still be scratching my head, wondering...."do I even have a voice?"
It is definitely because of PIP...and YOU...that I do...and this is when one wonders, how many ways does one say, "thank you?"
There are not enough ways, believe me!
P.S.....there's going to be a LOT of poetry from me regarding this weekend...just to warn ya!
" It matters not this distance now " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love