Yesterday I finally put together the time and the money to go to the P.O. and mail a bunch of old Etsy orders and Foursquares. I also bought stamps, so Etsy orders should not be delayed if you place an order soon… all the more reason to catch up on your Foursquare issues if you’re not a subscriber. There are a number of copies available right now: check ‘em out here. There are about four copies of Samar’s SE left (subscribers will receive it as part of their subscription).
Sorry for the delays on Etsy orders placed over the summer. There are a number of similar poetry-related delays, such as I am now working on the May issue of Foursquare, not the September one; I owe chapbook manuscripts and poems for magazines; etc. I was figuring it up a couple of days ago– I’ve had seven jobs and lived in four places since last July (and those places were Alabama, Virginia, New York and Buffalo–hardly local moves). Poetry has not exactly been my top priority. My top priority has been trying to put together enough money to not have to constantly ask my parents to bail me out (it’s like the Wall Street bail-out, but cheaper). So, I apologize for all these delays… but the last year has been weirder than most. Luckily things are calming down now– I have two stable jobs, a stable housing situation, stable health, and lots of ideas for the (now delayed) next four issues of Foursquare. (I’m always looking for submissions, so if you are or know of a great female poet, send me work!)