An unexpected surprise! My poem Dreams and Death was published in Poesy magazine. I received a copy of the journal over the weekend. It is a lovely glossy book. I feel honored. For me, the process of submittals is very challenging. So much time and effort is involved. Receiving a copy of the journal in which one’s work is published, and knowing that your piece(s) can now reach a wider audience, makes it worth it. Ultimately, the knowledge that your work is possibly touching someone else is one of the biggest driving forces to seeking publication.