A “Little Essay” Makes Its Way In The World

by | Jun 14, 2005

Subjective Substance, an online journal of poetry, published my post on William Stafford’s poem, “Ask Me.” What appeared here as a blog post is offered as an essay, which is kind of nice. Is that what blog posts are? Little essays? In some cases, yes. In others, no.


Subjective Substance publisher, Omar Azam, found my site and asked if he could publish the piece. A far cry from sending out manuscripts to countless anonymous small press editors—a task that almost always results in a pile of colorful rejection slips.

Subjective Substance also published an abbreviated version of my essay on place, “Reading The Internal Compass,” in their April issue.