Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Journal of Kentucky Studies

Years ago, when I was beginning to submit poetry for publication, Carol Crawford told me to try the Journal of Kentucky Studies, published by  Northern Kentucky University
Carol Crawford
She had met an editor at Appalachian Heritage who said he would soon be an editor there. He had invited her to send some poems and she suggested I do the same.

I have always admired Carol's work so I followed her advice and was overjoyed when one of my poems appeared across the page from Carol's in this nice book.

Dr. Gary Walton is the editor for Journal of Kentucky Studies. 
Their writing program has evidently grown quite a bit since those days when they published several of my poems. I visited the site and I see they have a good creative writing program. In fact, the editor of my chapbook, Now Might as Well be Then, Leah Maines at Finishing Line Press, is listed among their faculty.

I read their English Department blog and found this post that might be of interest to my readers. One of the college's alums is an older woman, Mary Anne Reese, who went back to school after years of working as an attorney. She lives in Cincinnati, OH, and earned her MA at Northern Kentucky University. She gives some good advice, I think.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations for having your poem published.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This is very interesting about the blog on Journal of KY Studies. I also enjoy Carol Crawford's writing.
Thanks for this information.
I didn't know Leigh Maines was on the faculty here.

Glenda Beall said...

Thanks, Abbie. Gary has published several of my poems over the years and I appreciate it.
They turn out a very nice journal.

Glenda Beall said...

Brenda, I know your last book was published by Leah Maines at Finishing Line Press from Berea, KY.
Have you submitted any poetry to the Journal of Kentucky Studies?

Maren O. Mitchell said...

Glenda, I had a long spell where I didn't write or submit poems. Getting back into it again, Dr. Walton was the first editor to take a poem - and took a number over several years. I am so grateful to him for that acceptance - it got my confidence back and I've been on a roll ever since.

Glenda Beall said...

Maren, you certainly have been on a roll ever since. Sometimes it takes one person to believe in us, to validate our writing. Dr. Walton was that person for you. So glad you gave Journal of Kentucky Studies a try.