Dear The Internet,
My wife and I have a running joke. Whenever one of us is out for far longer than expected, to keep the other from worrying, we simply send the text message “Not dead.” Sometimes, after staying out even later after that first message, a reassuring “Still not dead” may be sent, and again, all worry is washed away.
So here we find ourselves, in mid-March 2016, and many are wondering what’s going on with March Madness Poetry. Surely, if everything was okay, you would have heard something by now. Authlete applications, classroom registrations, last year’s favorite poems, proposed changes for this year’s event … something.
So here I am, delivering to you the simultaneously comforting and confusing message of “Not dead.”
I knew going in that 2016 would either be the best year ever or that it wouldn’t happen at all. Regrettably, I came up a bit short. I’ll explain more soon. In the meantime, a simple question: What will you miss most?