what happened on june 21
Ander Monson (editor of DIAGRAM) and the folks over at ESSAY DAILY decided to ask anyone and everyone to track what happened to them on June 21, "a kind of mass data trawl of subjectivity … as many takes as we can get on one summer (for most of us) day." They've started publishing the results. I forgot to track my day but just sent in what I remember (so much of what I write seems to be about the limits of what I remember). The dispatches are fascinating, boring, strange. They're by essayists I've heard of, writers I haven't, probably people who aren't writers as well. Stop in and take a look.
I got a really nice email from the editor of the print literary journal OCEAN STATE REVIEW in Rhode Island soliciting work from me. I hadn't heard of them before, they look really good and have published some top writers (including Keith Waldrop, one of my undergraduate mentors at Brown). I sent them something weird and now wonder if I missed my opportunity. Pleased to hear that the editor liked my chapbook at least. Waiting nervously to see what he thinks of my weird submission.
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