I regret to announce that I am going to have to put The Sand County on sabbatical.
I have been mulling this over for some time and have come to the conclusion that it has to be done. Here is why:
I am in the last stages of completing my doctoral dissertation and unfortunately that and my several other jobs are soaking up all of my time and creative energy. This is a difficult choice to make because writing poetry is one of the great passions of my life. . . and means much more to me than my dissertation.
I put off this decision because I didn’t want to have to place poetry second to my graduate work. However, I realize that I need to do this because the sooner that I do, the sooner my PhD will be completed.
I am not abandoning poetry nor am I abandoning The Sound County (which turns 5 years old in July). I will be back. I promise.