3,024

July 12th, 2009

I have nine poems that are more or less ready to go out the door. If I’m remembering my maths right, there are 3,024 possible four-poem submission packages I could make out of nine poems. How is it possible that out of these nine poems I cannot put together a single package? How is it possible that I can’t find three poems that hang together and fit for one of the several journals I’ve got in mind. Three thousand twenty-four possible combinations, and all of them fall short.