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One Thing I’ve Learned

September 8, 2012

Over the summer, I wasn’t sure what to do with the blog I run for the Potomac Review. The editorship was transferring back from the temporary editor to the regular editor. The interns had all left, though some newly-recruited bloggers were enthusiastic. Despite the enthusiasm, I wasn’t sure I could keep posting twice a week.

Luckily, Potomac Review Issue 51 had just come out, and I suspected that some of the contributors might be interested in blogging for the journal.

I love reading what results from an open-ended prompt. I contacted contributors to Issue 51 and asked them to blog about “One Thing I’ve Learned.” The responses were diverse and entertaining. Most recently, Johanna Droubay wrote a touching blog about rhythm.

I’m not much for poetry unless it’s in the real-world style of someone like my writing buddy Gina Sangster. I operate according to lists and implementation plans, but I found the “One Thing I’ve Learned” blogs by Issue 51 poets particularly interesting. Even my plot-driven prose-writer’s brain was forced by those blogs to think in nonlinear ways.

Thanks to all for your contributions and for helping to see me through the last three months of my first year running the Potomac Review’s blog!

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