The Sun Rises

Friday, June 25, 2021 6:53 PM

Writing like all forms of art requires time, labor, and fortitude. Art is a hard profession. Natural ability is not a shoo-in for success. The array of forces aligned against you are substantial. A hopeful writer must navigate the minefield of publishers and academic credentialism that judges one's worthiness, as a presupposition for future attainment. The offsetting to this is an irrepressible instinctintive self-awareness of one's inhabited artistic skill.

Thus, a rewarding moment of paying my dues was my 1st place Award and publication in the SouthWest Writers 2020 Anthology for my poem, The Sun Rises. The complete anthology is for sale at Amazon.

— Carl