I have been compiling a list of small press poetry and fiction publishers over the last few days, in hopes of soon submitting some or most of my poetry.
Along the way, I have been reading some of the works and biographical sketches of the authors published by the small presses. This title by Betsy Sholl in particular seemed interesting and I stumbled onto this poem called Forget Your Life (Posted on fishousepoems.org with full text and audio from the author)
Here is a segment…
“… Don’t go to work. Call in sick, or not
sick but desperate. You’ve been trying too hard
to unearth the perfect student, one who reads
so intently all her rough opinions leave her
like swine rushing over a cliff. Now, teach yourself.”
— Betsy Sholl, The Red Line.
You can buy from Amazon, which is also the link on the archive page (so I don’t feel any regret plugging it): The Red Line (Pitt Poetry Series), but also look for it from your Local Book Store.