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101th Poetry Submission in 364 days

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I am so happy to report of having reached my first poetry and personal goal of the year. I have only started  submitting my poems last February 28, 2011 and today I have achieved the goal of submitting them to 101 different journals and anthologies. I am quite proud to report that, so far, I have had over 50 poems accepted as well as my good dose of rejections, naturally.

I have met wonderful Editors in the process, one in particular I am indeed more than grateful to for all the support and the positive feedback. Thank you, Cooper!

I have received lovely rejections too. The best is probably Beloit Poetry Journal's: " Dear Alessandra, we shall not be using your manuscript. Thank you, however, for giving us the opportunity to consider it. Thanks also especially for the Akhmatova poem. That image that leads to "Requiem" is among the most powerful in all twentieth-century poetry." WOW, I really loved this rejection!
I have sent out 314 poems in total and I still hav…

My First Poetry Chapbook

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I am so happy to report that my first bilingual poetry chapbook will soon be published here in Italy. A series of fortunate events made it possible. Sometimes life surprises you in unexpected ways. I met the publisher last December only! I am even more lucky because poet Jack Hirschman loved the book and was happy to write its introduction. His words really made me cry out of joy. Last but not least, I will have a photograph by my friend and fellow poet Marco Cinque as the cover. What else could I ask for? Well, some readersIsuppose...

The title? I will divulge that soon!