How can I not be excited about a poem appearing in Gargoyle? It's such a great journal that's been around for such a long time, based right here in DC.
And the editor was so generous in giving me a chance to rehab a few lines that were ruining the poem for him, that I have to admit he was spot-on about. As an editor now myself, I have a sense of just how generous it is to take the time to work with people when you're going through as many submissions as they're getting over there (a bit more than we've been getting -- but give us another 26 years ;)
The poem will be appearing in the issue coming out next summer.