…because many publications consider a poem to be “published” if it’s available online, even if only on your personal poetry blog.
Which makes sense to me in some ways, and does not in others. But I don’t make the rules.
P.S. Even after deleting the Tumblr, I actually might never be able to publish those poems, as they’ll always be at least partially searchable. That’ll teach me!
P.P.S. If you are one of the fives of people affected by the removal of my poetry blog, follow me here, which is where I at least post updates about pub acceptance, which has not happened in a while.