21 October 2007


Just a quick note about the fact that my poem "Creeping to the Shortest Day of the Year" just got accepted for publication in MARGINALIA, an annual literary review published and edited by the English Department of Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. I wrote this poem a few years ago on the train back from Washington, DC to New York when I owned a laptop. This is particularly sweet because all this year I didn't try very hard to submit my poems to various literary journals. I need to try harder and submit my work "out there" more often. Ah, the joys and the drags of being a writer! :-/


MoBhlog said...

Got a link for Marginalia?

C'mon, man, this is the web! :-)

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and haven't really read much of your blog but I have a question I hope you don't mind me asking.

I have a daughter who is special needs and uses ASL for her expressive language. She can hear fine but is unable to talk. She has a small vocabulary of approx. 200 signs. I know she needs a larger vocabulary for her cognitive abilities to grow.

I know that we need language to understand ourselves and the world. Because my daughter has two languages, sign and english, I wonder what she thinks in. If it's mostly in sign, I need to do more to promote her acquisition of sign language, especially abstract concepts. It it's mostly in english then I know she has a lot to draw on.

I'm finely getting to my question, forgive me. When you dream, when you think, do you think and dream in sign or english, or both?

And I know you are not my daughter and can have no way of knowing what goes on inside her head, but I don't either.

Thank you for your time, I do appreciate it. You can email me at


Again, thank you.

Raymond Luczak said...


This is the link: http://www.western.edu/marginalia/

Either that, or Google it yourself!



Raymond Luczak said...


In a nutshell, it depends.

I write in English. I prefer to sign in ASL whenever possible. I dream in ASL. I write poems in English.

Does that make sense? If not, I apologize, but that's how I think/dream in English/ASL.

Thanks for asking!


Anonymous said...

Thanks Raymond. I figured as much which means I've got a lot of work to do to expand my daughter's vocabulary to allow her cognitive growth.

MoBhlog said...

Deb, you sound like a great mom!