From the trees the leaves came downuntil we joined hands with a wandand that act enabled themsomehow then to reach the ground where they scuttered round our feeturging the latter to unitewith a baton as if that acttogether with the hands can clasp a dowsing-stick cut from the samebranch from which we launchedconverging on gravity's… Continue reading Space by Bill Knott
(a subsidiary of Poetry Magnets, franchise opportunities available) poems on pinwheels poems on bowling balls poems etched in spirally peeled apple skins jump rope handle poems telescope poems poems on the lips of coffee cups poems on steering wheels poems on door jambs cat paw poems poems around electrical sockets sterling… Continue reading Universal Poems ™ by Denise Duhamel
Today is true confession day. I realized recently that I have been avoiding at all costs any literary journal that has the word REVIEW in the title. On my love list these days I see: Jubilat, How2, Pool, LIT, MiPo, Born, Shampoo…. Am i too cool for my own good?
Here’s a question I received from my friend Christa. Since my mind is a little overun at the moment, I thought I would pass it along. What is your favorite love poem by a woman? Multiple choice answers are acceptable.
Are there now a bunch of new theories of literary influence? When I was in grad school, it seemed this arena of thought was dominated by the Freudian-based "Anxiety of Influence" idea, as per Harold Bloom. I remember asking (and asking and asking) where were the other theories of influence? I am the first to… Continue reading Nesting (and Other Ideas about Influence)
Song words toward the boat that is love who wears the blue of night who is a prince in the sky which is bright as the moon which is bright as the green as the thick of the trees of the crisp of the song of the whippoorwills song, willingly, in May, I’d say unaltered… Continue reading Song by Lisa Jarnot
Many of my fellow bloggers have responded to Ron Silliman’s recent posts about poetry book contests. I think this topic came up first when a reader a few months ago asked Ron why he hadn’t commented on Foetry or its demise. (For the uninitiated, Foetry was a website that specialized in stealth attacks aimed at… Continue reading Uplooking
Here’s an excerpt from a poem published in the Summer 2005 issue of GutCult. I found "Inlay (Kafka)" by Donna Stonecipher very intriguing. I’ve posted only the first two stanzas, however, there’s also a link so you can read the rest of it. Inlay (Kafka) 1. He… Continue reading New at GutCult
40 Evening fluoresces giving hawkweed ideas/ jonquil knowledge; lore makes narrow omens. Pale quaestors recess. by Peter Jay Shippy, author of Thieve’s Latin published in GutCult, Summer 2005
Embrace Noir I go back to the scene where the two men embrace& grapple a handgun at stomach level between them. They jerk around the apartment like thatholding on to each other, their cheeks almost touching. One is shirtless, the otherwears a suit, the one in the suit came in through a window to steal… Continue reading Embrace Noir by Nick Flynn
These guys have done it once again. The newest issue of BORN magazine is really wonderful. Don’t miss the collaboration based on Laurel’s poem called "Techonology." It’s staggering!
More cool visual poetry to revel in over at Geof Huth’s blog. This piece by Geof is called, "The Crooked Flower of Sense." As I’ve said before, I really like Geof’s blog Visualizing Poetics. It takes me in a new mental direction without fail. Also there’s an interview with Geof done by Ron Silliman and… Continue reading Mo Cool
The new issue of Pleiades is out now, and my poem "Dream Manifesto" is included in it. I’m happy about this.
Poem I am sorry not to have written you sooner. We are peculiar forms, like someone’s old papers rifled quickly through But not read before the burning. How to speak of the icy cave-like place I lately feel, Its white reluctance dividing me from all things I desire and see. … Continue reading Poem by Laurie Sheck
Lorenzo Thomas was a poet who was better appreciated outside of Houston than he was here in town. He confronted the issues with courage and could croon his song like nobody else. I will miss this man. The Kite and The Hawk Man is no longer alone in the universe! The day I found the… Continue reading Lorenzo Thomas 1944 – 2005