Oh my goodness. Another year has passed. I can't believe it, or how long it's been since I've updated this blog. Ridiculous. Last year, I posted a picture of my writerly accomplishments, so I thought this year I could continue with that "tradition." This year, I had some success in publications, I won the Helen C. Smith award, I made some great headway on my next poetry manuscript, I taught an amazing creative writing class, but I think most importantly, I learned that regardless of what's going on in my life, I have the capacity to thrive. Looking back, 2014 taught me I was mortal. 2015, you taught me I was IMmortal :) And I'll get to that in a bit. But starting from the left, top. We have the Pleiades book review from winter 2015. In that issue, I published a review of Octavio Quintanilla's If I Go Missing (Slough Press, 2014) . In the next little book there, Pleiades summer 2015, I have a review of Mary Meriam's Irresistible Sonnets .