I feel like a Rebecca- like shape, like the real one has cast me off, spurt me out and left me to face her predators, like the real me is off enjoying her airpocketless body, while I stay behind going blotto, a so-so blurb on the back of a book, a blurry word. My beak… Continue reading Pseudomorph by Rebecca Hoogs
I have a fascination with art by writers, especially the writers that I already like. Maybe that why I like this wonderful post about the wonderful poet, Mary Ruefle. The piece is by Douglas Glover on his web magazine Numero Cinq. In the post Doug shares postcards and stories about the poet. Here’s my favorite.
A number of people have said nice things about my AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) campaign statement, so I decided to make it public. If you are an individual member of AWP, you are eligible to vote in the election. The deadline is November 22nd. I am honored to be nominated to the… Continue reading My AWP Campaign Statement
I was ready for a new experience. All the old ones had burned out. They lay in little ashy heaps along the roadside And blew in drifts across the fairgrounds and fields. From a distance some appeared to be smoldering But when I approached with my hat in my hands They let out small puffs… Continue reading The New Experience by Suzanne Buffam
My chapbook “Dear Red Airplane” arrived in today’s mail. It is published by Seven Kitchens Press. I suppose it’s both good news and bad news that it is already sold out. Seven Kitchens is a micro-press and they specialize in artful booklets in small print runs. If you’d like to request a second run, you… Continue reading My First Chapbook is Out: Dear Red Airplane
Here’s a list of poets participating in NaPoWriMo 2011. If you’d like your blog link added to (or subtracted from) the list, just leave it in thecomment section. In an effort to save time I carried over my list from last year. If you’d like to set up a free blog, wordpress.com is an easy… Continue reading The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011
Check out the latest in poet/artist/composer collaboration at Born Magazine. I always find something to love. Artists in this issue: Layne Braunstein, New York, New York Martin Brolin, Stockholm, Sweden Meredith Dittmar, Portland, Oregon Dave Selden, Portland, Oregon Writers in this issue: Dan Albergotti, Conway, South Carolina April Kopp, Chicago, Illinois Zachary Schomburg, Portland, Oregon
I remember loving this series back in the 80s. Still ringing, I think.
AWP 2010 Dusie Pussipo Stonecoast Femiganza Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 Location: at Packing House Center for the Arts, 835 E. 50th Ave. Denver, CO 80216 map Time: 7:00PM-10:00PM Cost: FREE! Everybody welcome! Website: http://controlgroupproductions.org/ Featuring: Bronwen Tate, Ann Bogle, Jennifer Karmin, Marthe Reed, Annie Finch, Amy King, Cara Benson, Mackenzie Carignan, Danielle Pafunda, Deborah Poe,… Continue reading Dusie Pussipo Stonecoast Femiganza
drawn on the burden of light the pottery throw in bleat turning ballast makes fingers twitch shutters close “going to pour” wet to root and pavement tent sagging like an oyster “the city has another soul” gnat passes someone swallows “another soul” figurines “the city also” stole the bench and echoes blight and shuttered bleat… Continue reading Bleat by Barbara Guest
slow fields blink past orchard in fall the stream moves clear slow moves in fields blink past stream fall the clear orchard slow fall moves fields blink clear past stream in the orchard orchard slow fall past moves in blink clear fields the stream fall moves clear past slow stream in fields the orchard blink the slow blink past stream clear in fall fields orchard moves past… Continue reading Orchard in Fall by Nate Pritts
She sang beyond the genius of the sea. The water never formed to mind or voice, Like a body wholly body, fluttering Its empty sleeves; and yet its mimic motion Made constant cry, caused constantly a cry, That was not ours although we understood, Inhuman, of the veritable ocean. The sea was not a mask.… Continue reading The Idea of Order at Key West
This week I “met” Marta Pelrine-Bacon on a blog that I read regularly called Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. I’m totally gaga over her work. Wow!
Ancient , originally uploaded to flickr by Aligator2512. Anyone going to the Key West Literary Seminar? If so, see you there!
Once again Delirious Hem brought us a marvel a day with their annual advent calendar. It is alive with pleasures. One of my very favorites is “New Year Second” by Kaia Sand. It was hard to make a choice; the whole project is a marvel.