That batch of poems I believe in so hard were rejected by Hayden's Ferry Review, too. I can't seem to figure out a home for these guys.
If I send work out, I believe it's the best I could make it, but obviously I have a favorites, and it seems like my favorites are always the ones that have a hard time finding a home. This probably says something about my taste in regards to my own work, but when I try to think about that, I just confuse myself, because that doesn't seem like something I can change.
This is nothing new. I just think it's interesting how things work out.