Today, to celebrate National Poetry Month, a bit of poetic history. Know that feeling of sending out work, maybe some of the best you’ve written, and it’s flat out rejected for publication? Well don’t worry, Robert Frost has been there too.
“Sometime in 1912, before Robert Frost made his famous leap to ‘live under thatch’ in England, where he would become known as a poet, he sent some of his poems to Ellery Sedgwick, the editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and in due course received a personal reply that read, ‘We are sorry that we have no place in The Atlantic Monthly for your vigorous verse.'”