what makes my day

Posted by Daniela Elza on Aug 06 2015

Writers write. Readers read. Sometimes we get reviews of our books. Sometimes we hear back from the individual and unique reader. I find these notes most exciting. I find they continue to fuel and inspire what I do. A reader does not have to say anything. However, I find that when they do, it is thrilling to close that loop from writer to reader and from reader to writer.

A couple of days ago I got this note:

“I have been reading a lot of poetry this summer by the likes of John Ashbery, Les Murray, Donald Justice, Frank Bidart, Jorie Graham, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Seamus Heany, James Dickey, Rae Aramantrout, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marilyn Hacker, Adrienne Rich, Jean Valentine, Ted Kooser, Louise Glück, Anne Sexton, Mark Doty, Richard Wilbur, Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan and many, many, many others; and I got to say as a lay reader your book, “the weight of dew”, continues to impress and tickle me sometimes at the same time. I hope you are finding the time to continue to develop and learn your craft. Some people try what you do with form but fail miserably so keep on keeping on e.e. elza. You have quite the voice in your writing.”

Thank you Phil Menger, for this! It made my day. It is going into my reviews/feedback section.

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