Hello, gorgeous Bluestem readers. I am the newest intern at this great establishment and when I am not schlepping coffee from one editor to the next, I will be reading your lovely submissions. I must say, I am more than excited…I am geeked. I am geeking out about reading poetry submissions because poetry is really where my heart lies. I have been writing poetry solidly for a while now, but honestly, I haven’t always had the discipline required to write every day. I always hear about the writers who write every single day and at the beginning of the year, that is so me. Then February hits and like butter on toast, my discipline just melts away. This year has been different. I have been trying to write something every day and oddly enough, it actually helps. Those workaholics are onto something. Without a doubt, this determined effort has resulted in better poems. Admittedly, there is an abundance of Word documents full of gibberish stored in my computer, but amongst the babble I have formed some gems; and isn’t that what it’s all about? Those rare gems that have the possibility to turn you from some Jane Doe to a Dickinson or an Estep? So, I challenge you, dear readers, to get your discipline on and to geek out over your own gems.