I’m switching gears from writing to editing. I have gone over my first manuscript, Fair Copy, and am going over poems that seem weaker. I’m trying to keep in mind what I wanted the manuscript to be when I wrote it, and to respect that while still tightening it up. I listen to Joanna Newsom on repeat, just as I did when I first wrote the poems, and I think that helps.
I don’t think I mentioned, but Fair Copy was a runner up in Cleveland State University’s First Book Prize just recently.