Message from PJ:
"Whew! What a year! Very loud on the physical plane, very quiet on the
spiritual one, where all creativity springs from. I won't go into particulars,
but two surgeries later and I'm finally on the mend. I "hear" poetry
in my head once in awhile and jot what I hear down, but it's not very good. It
gives me faith, though, that my creativity is just dormant for now, while I focus
on healing. That said, I've been submitting my stuff everywhere and hope to cull
a few credits, or at least one or two. Editors are tough nuts. There is so much
work out there. I had one day of sifting through incoming subs and it was very
eye-opening. Alas, I hope to maintain and even expand this website this year,
so keep an eye out."
Received my publication in Hogtown
Creek Review for my poem Six Months Later.
Received an acceptance from Kalliope:
a journal of women's literature and art for two of my poems Running
Away to Vegas and Shortcut Across the Rez forthcoming in their 25th
Anniversary issue which comes out in September 2004.
Jen, Who Died this Winter is featured in the April "Editor's" Issue
of Niederngasse -
look in the Poems
to Reread section
P. J. has added an infrequent journal of sorts
to the site. Please check out her writing
life to follow her adventures.
Big news! P. J.'s recent poem in The
DMQ Review won their Muses Award. This prize
is for the best poem of the year to first appear in The
DMQ Review. In addition DMQ
nominated this poem for a Pushcart
Prize. Double whammy! Of course, P. J. is thrilled by
both the prize and nomination and thanks DMQ
for their support.
P.J.'s poem A Tree You Go Back To was
published in the fall/winter 2002 - 2003 edition of the Santa
P. J. is currently busy working on, and submitting,
new poetry. The long hard slog of the submissions process is
to pay off as her work has recently been accepted for both electronic
and paper publication.