I woke up on Sunday to the news that two of my poems, “Extinction” and “The Vision” were accepted for publication by Kentucky Review.
Joel 2:25 says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you.”
It is beyond gratifying to experience this kind of unexpected momentum with my writing, like seeing some famous place for the first time after you’ve studied it a million times in pictures. I thought my biggest accomplishment this summer would be tidying my laundry room. Maybe re-reading Wuthering Heights.
Sometimes God sends the locusts on a Sunday morning…and sometimes the answer is a gloriously resounding “YES!”