Despite a long personal history of online activity—starting with BBSs during the 80s, way too many hours on GEnie during its heyday, and Web surfing from the first wave—I’ve had a reluctance to submit creative works for publication online. After all, I’ve made a career (since 1984) in print publishing. And though I have a passion for ebooks (preferring an electronic copy of pretty much anything over having to lug around a paper copy), that’s not really online publishing, as in posting work where anyone can access it freely.
So I’ve had this Neanderthalic bias against online publication. Recently, however, I’ve had a refreshing bit of water splashed in my face. Which is to say I’ve had a couple of poems published online, and I can finally see the benefits—such as sharing them with anyone who’s willing to follow a hyperlink. Here you go:
Please give them a read, then come back here and let me know what you think.