José Angel Araguz is a CantoMundo fellow and the author of 7 chapbooks, in addition to the collections, Everything We Think We Hear, Small Fires, Until We Are Level Again, and, most recently, An Empty Pots Darkness. His poems, creative nonfiction, and evaluations have appeared in Crab Creek Review, Prairie Schooner, New South, Poetry International, and The Bind. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, he runs the poetry blog site The Friday Influence and composes erasure poems on the Instagram account @poetryamano. He is likewise a professor of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA program. With an MFA from New York University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, José is an Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston where he also works as Editor-in-Chief of Salamander Magazine
I have problem with the idea of “small success.” I believe of something, and then instantly fret that considering that thing a “little” triumph means I consider it little, lower; not really a victory, or, if one, then a qualified one. A triumph with the rate tag still on it in case I require to return it..
Thank you all for going to the Muse and the Marketplace 2021! This years conference took the form of a virtual improved composing residency that happened Wednesday, April 21st – Sunday, April 25th. Up next are our brand-new Premium Workshops and the Manuscript Mart, taking place Wednesday, April 28th – Sunday, May 2nd
It was a small success– actually, a few centimeters– but, regardless of its small stature, I do not for a minute take it for granted, nor think about returning it
We all know what the “big” triumphes are (landing an agent, snagging a book offer, or getting a flashy award), but this year we intend to commemorate the equally essential, tiny, and frequently unseen victories of our writing lives. In anticipation of the conference, weve asked Muse 2021 providing authors to explain one small success theyve had as a writer that no one understands about.
I have absolutely nothing however thankfulness for the small presses and editors who have provided my work a home.
Still, it wasnt until that 3rd book came out of its box and I set it on my bookshelf that I understood that I d been missing out on something in the shape of the triumph, another depth to what it means to be a writer in the world..
Again, thank you all for participating in the Muse and the Marketplace 2021! The last day to sign up for the conference was April 26th however conference attendees will have access to all taped sessions until June 25th.
Like how, despite a number of chapbook and book publications, it wasnt until my 3rd full poetry collection that I lastly had a physical book with the title and my name on the spine. I suggest, the triumph is any publication at all; that the work was done by me to get it out, and that someone read it and gave it a possibility..
In the middle of this careful mincing of significance, nevertheless, I understand there are things that show the spirit of what is indicated by “small success” here..
We all know what the “huge” triumphes are (landing a representative, snagging a book offer, or getting a fancy award), however this year we intend to celebrate the similarly important, tiny, and typically hidden triumphes of our writing lives. In anticipation of the conference, weve asked Muse 2021 providing authors to explain one small triumph theyve had as an author that no one knows about. I think of something, and then immediately stress that thinking about that thing a “small” victory suggests I consider it little, lesser; not actually a triumph, or, if one, then a certified one. With an MFA from New York University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, José is an Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston where he also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Salamander Magazine
I used to question which publication it would be; when it happened, it left me to wait on the next little thing to note, fret, and question about..