A Thousand Words
Valeria W. March (2019 Blue Marble Review)
When I wrote today I wrote a thousand words
that I wasn’t proud of but I was
proud to have started because
when you run, you lose when you stop
and I didn’t stop, I ran the length of the thousand miles,
and even if they are the words that were written a thousand times before
Welcome to the March 2019 issue including the above poem from a young writer in India, a poem that speaks to our mission here at Blue Marble—write, revise, create, begin again, redo, —just keep going. Our goal from the beginning has been to provide a shared writing space for young writers but also to figure out how to develop and expand what we do. With that in mind we’re honored to feature our first book review from talented Twin Cities writer Oscar Wolfe, and we welcome guest editor Arushi Avachat, grateful for her time and diligence reviewing work for this issue.
We continue to be grant funded, and even though we’d like to tweet and type about our benefactors, they wish to remain anonymous. Thank you generous givers for your continued support of young people’s writing and creativity. And special kudos to those high school and college students listed on our masthead—fine writers themselves. They work behind the scenes juggling coursework and activities, with a continued willingness to meet deadlines, and continue reading and editing for us. Thanks for all you do.