This is just to let you know some of what I was doing during the long period away from MiPo. (I have no idea if this is interesting to you -- but what the hell.)
1. I am a contributing editor and have been publishing regularly in Poems Niederngasse (www.niederngasse.com), Zurich-based e-zine. I have a regular "column" called "Poems of World War III" -- and I have a new feature called Comment and Controversy.
2. For a long time I was using New Blue Line as my poetry workshop/forum. Met some nice people, learned some things -- but got tired of workshopping.
3. Recently: was a "featured" poet in The Hiss Quarterly -- published 10 prose poems as a group.
4. Did one workshop with Joan Houlihan but crapped out on second. Read a lot of stuff I should have read a long time ago -- poets, about poetry, etc.
Now -- I'm writing a lot again. And enjoying it.