I was sitting in on a conversation about poetry and why it seems to stay out of the pop culture mainstream, and it made me think about television, which is right in the middle of popular culture. Television comes to you in your home. You can relax on the davenport. No going out in the rain. No parking issues. Could poetry do that, too?
I decided that instead of waiting for the long cycles of submission and rejection to maybe resolve into publication, I’d create my own reality—my own space, a place where people could relax and read some of my work. A virtual sofa.
I’ll still send some work out and try to get some of my manuscripts published—but in the meantime, I welcome you to the sofa.