This past Tuesday was a remarkable day. Not only did I see Tegan & Sara live in concert, but I also learned that Kwame Dawes, the Poetry Editor at Prairie Schooner, had chosen my poem "A Matter of Distance, A Matter of Time" for inclusion in a future issue of the magazine. I wrote this poem in Iowa, when things in my last relationship were going downhill, and tried to capture that mix of resignation and longing that comes when an affair goes badly, but you still wish the person well. I'm so honored to have this poem appear in such a fabulous magazine. Thanks so much Kwame for believing in my writing.