The first article in my new series for Read Write Poem is now available, tackling the painful and often taboo topic of rejection letters head-on. It's not something poets tend to admit to receiving, let alone talk about with their peers.
Yet rejection is a natural and necessary (albeit sometimes painful) part of the writing business. Asking what you can get out of the experience is just plain smart. So, in that spirit, I have done my best to serve up fairly simple, practical advice with a dash of humor and a healthy side of encouragement.