Hi everyone! This is Jamie Kitts, managing editor for the ACPA. You might be thinking, Who the hell is Jamie Kitts? Are they a new editor? Aren't they starting pretty late to be ACPA editor? Nope, and nope! I've been managing editor since May 2018, I'm just using a new name. Don't even worry about it. And I've actually been working on this website again since mid-June -- I've just been doing a lot of behind the scenes work.
I've got four new entries in the pipeline, all of which are in different states of readiness. One of them is ready to go pending final approval, so you'll get to see that very soon. Two more are in near-ready states and need just a bit more work, plus author permissions. Yet one more is in a precarious state, still needing much attention, and will hopefully be ready by the end of my time here in mid-August. Of course I am also updating all current entries on this website.
But I'm also working on a little something for the blog again. It's not quite as ambitious as interviewing so many impressive student-poets from our region, but I hope you'll enjoy it nonetheless. As you might know, my boss Kathy Mac did a virtual seminar series on prose writing through our Facebook page. During lesson 2.1, Kathy tasked our followers to find their own writing resource book in the genre they're interested in, using The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynn Jones and Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes as examples. I went looking for my own guide and I've found a book I'm very eager to explore. So, in the coming weeks, I'll be posting chapter-by-chapter reflections of the book I chose, Writing as a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo.
As much as you can in our current circumstances, I hope you're having a relaxing summer.
As the ACPA Editors, we wish to keep you up to date with new entries and exciting poetry news.