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January 3, 2021 / Diane LeBlanc

January 2021

Like many friends, I’ve been waiting for this transition, rehearsing the sound of “2021,” and preparing to leave a difficult year behind. So here we are: January 2021. A new calendar isn’t magic. The old problems exist. But measurable change is possible and happening.

Meanwhile, the year has begun with new publications that introduced me to new editors and writers while connecting me to longtime friends in new ways.

Eastern Iowa Review posted “Winter Self,” a prose poem in which I am “a cave dweller in January.” This issue’s theme is “Winter,” and new selections will appear periodically through the coming weeks.

In the the inaugural issue of Book of Matches, a brilliant new journal edited by Kelli Allen and Nicholas Christian, my poem “The End of Early” is in stunning company.

The coming months will bring several more publications, including The Feast Delayed, a full-length poetry collection forthcoming in April 2021 from Terrapin Books.

Please check back for updates.