Chapbooks

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    I have the privilege of participating in an annual review at my university. It’s stressful, of course, but incredibly rewarding. I get to compile a list of all of the “professional” stuff I do each year, and it’s really just a supportive conversation about goals and personal growth.  There’s that voice nagging at me, though. I don’t know about you, but I get hit […]

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    I mentioned this recently, but the National Poetry Month 30/30 project I participated in was the first time in a while that I’ve committed to something daily. I wrote every day, which is something my graduate school self would have never believed. Between this and the Publish Now! project coming to a close at the same time, I was left with so much motivation towards […]

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    April 27, 2014
    by Nicole Oquendo

    In this month without a post, I’ve been quiet, but not silent. In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ve been participating in the Sundress Publications NaPoWriMo! 30/30 project. In case you’re confused by the lingo (I was), this means I was tasked with writing 30 poems in 30 days, and posting my attempts for all to see.  You can view this work here for another few […]

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    Update: manuscript submissions are no longer unfamiliar territory. In the last couple of weeks, between two chapbooks and a nonfiction manuscript, I’ve sent out over fifty submissions. This has been time-consuming and expensive, but so worth it. So far, I’ve had a pair of collaborative poems picked up by Menacing Hedge. I’ll link when they become available in April. I’ll say this, though: for […]

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    February 12, 2014
    by Nicole Oquendo

    Recently, I flew to Illinois with the intention of making some art and finishing the last few poems in a collaborative chapbook project a friend and I have been working on. Those objectives were completed, of course, and now that I’m home we’re moving on to the revision phase of this together. The experience has been interesting; to paraphrase him (in his fashion, he […]

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