Comment: I will change the rating if it arrives. I was glad that you communicated that you were sending it late but am disappointed that you are no longer checking the Swap-bot site. I have no way to let you no that I haven't received the swap and feel that I have no choice but to go ahead and rate you. :(
Comment: Sent a PM to try to find out what's going on but got no reply. I'm really disappointed as this was my very first swap and I put a lot of effort into my mini-journal. Not to get anything at all is making me wary of joining swaps demanding a lot of time and effort.
Comment: Hi Stacy~ It seems like you may have overcommitted yourself a bit with the ATCs. These were to be sent well over a month ago and I've contacted you twice. You said nearly 4 weeks ago that you were resending, and I have yet to receive anything. :( The host is sending an angel card for me.
Response: Did you happen to look at the top of my profile where it says I had the flu for three weeks toward the end of March and beginning of April? There is your answer. Overcommit? I don't think so, I always sign up for a high turnover of swaps and if you look at my ratings you'll see...I've always kept up. I hate having to keep preaching to poeple that I was sick and I am behind. But since you'd rather have an angel I guess I'll keep the card.
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous collection of poetry you bestowed on me as the component of this swap. First of all, I love the cover you created, featuring all the poets that were teatured inside the Poetry Journal. You featured some poets that I am fond of myself like Maya Angelou, Allen Ginsbeg. At the same time, you introduced me to some new poets I am not familiar with like--Louise Gluck. I read several poems about cats, my favorite pet. I really love the collection you put together for me and will be returnig to it and reading some poems over and over. Thank you again for a great collection. Poetry is a favorite of miine and I am so glad that several people are hosting poetry swaps. Hopefully we might meet up again for some of the other poetry swaps. Until then, Happy Swapping!!!!
Response: I am sooooo glad you liked it! If you are ever interested in a private poetry-themed swap I would be very willing! I am a poet myself, and adore poetry. :) many hugs.
Comment: A great journal. I love the topic of relaxation, your entries (I've read a couple of them so far), the way it's decorated on the outside and the fact that there's space for me to make my own notes as well.
Comment: What a Beautiful Journal! You put a lot of work & thought into it! I especially love that cover page and am delighted to see you are a fan of Anne Sexton. I also appreciate the extras! You really did a great job!
Response: you are very welcome rita. i know i had to keep you waiting due to my all my problems, and i tried my best to make up for it. plus, i love poetry journals, i would want to recieve something great, so i tried to make something you could keep for a very long time.
and btw anne sexton is brilliant! i also put some of my poems in the middle. i'd love to know what you think about them :)
Comment: Stacy, you P'M-ed me on Febr.6th that you were sending late because of the bad weather. You said you would mail the ATC the next Monday, Febr.8th. I said I wouldn't rate you down because of the bad weather but I also advised you to click the 'oops, mark this unsent' button, as I saw on the swappage that you clicked sent on Febr.1st while you PM-ed me on the 6th and sent on the 8th! I asked the host for advise and she left a comment on your profile regarding you clicking sent while you haven't. You have deleted that comment. Well because you were not honest about the sending date, you clicked sent Febr 1st and only sent a week later, I'm rating you a 3. EDIT AFTER STACY'S RESPOND: I'm sorry you wish me bad swapping karma, ik wens jou alleen maar het beste en ik hoop dat je in de toekomst pas op de verzendknop drukt als je ook echt je pakje verzendt : -)
Response: First of all, as I informed the swap host, and yourself, I live in the east. We are having a blizzard here. After I package my swaps, I mark them 'sent' the night before I post them. I informed you perfectly well through email that I was having to send the swap late. If i inform you, why should I also dig through 100 sent swaps just to mark unsent, then mark sent again two days later? Do not make accusations that I am dishonest when you were perfectly informed. And yes, I delete comments from my profile when they are negative and rude. Your rating is unfair and I wish you bad swapping karma.
Comment: Thanks for the great mermaid ATC. I especially like the 3D bubbles. And thanks for the extras. I used to be a tournament bridge player so the tallies you sent brought back memories. Thanks again.
Comment: Thanks - I love Bob Dylan:) It was due Feb. 1st but postmarked Feb 8th. You didn't contact me about being late until the 6th and it was marked sent Feb. 3rd. Please just let me know sooner if you will be late, that's all I ask.
Response: i am so sorry, and thank you for being so kind and understanding. :) i had posted a long paragraph on my profile as to my move and the weather, which is why a few swaps went out a few days late. i love bob dylan too. he's music is like poetry.
Comment: What a beautiful, beautiful book. Thank you!!!!
Response: you are very welcome. i hope you enjoy it. and i forgot to tell you that i put several of my own poems in there, look for Stacy Lynn Mar. I worked so hard on the journal, I wanted to make sure you received something worthwhile. Many hugs.
Comment: Thank you so much for those lovely ATCs and the extra special poetry you selected. It was such a special surprise that added to my day!
Response: i am glad you like how I chose to lay the cards out. I was worried they would be boring, but I wanted so much to display each poet at the core of who they really were, thus a famous quote. Hugs and I will be sending that journal of poetry out to you soon! :)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card with the kids on a SLED (not sleigh). It was sent (postmarked) on Dec. 21st not the 14th. And you marked it sent on Dec. 7th. You didn't contact me that you would be late and a letter explaining yourself was not included either, thus the 3 rating.
Jan. 8: Received your re-send - Thanks;) And since you chose to resend the correct theme and in a timely manner I moved your rating up to a 5! Peace to you in the new year:)
Response: Thank you so much. I appreciate your kindess and understanding. :) I hope your new year brings you many wonderful things as well.
Comment: Thanks for the list - I'd love to read what you wrote on that one site, but couldn't find it there, if you send me a link I'd love to see what you got published there!
Response: Hey! So glad you liked the sites. Below are my poetry publications on All Things GIrl:
There was also another from Winter 2006 but I can't find 2006 in the archives :(
Hope you like the ones you read. :)