Another amazing edition of EOAGH has been posted, and it's huge and, as I said, amazing! Here's one by the poet Robyn Art. Please hustle on over and see the rest! [Theories of Colony Collapse Disorder] 1.Because the river is full of holes. 2. Because his hands. 3. Because those were the pearls thatContinue reading “EOAGH 5: The Mega Mega Edition”
Milk is a mythical moth that sees its own heart, mostly in summer. Some kind of pillow moves me too and dissolves my palate; I cannot taste the shabby white wings and behold each shadow’s infancy beneath the definition of sleep. I’m the kind of person who rides between towns in terra cotta music, green’sContinue reading “Eclipse the Light & Crudely Divide by Amy King”
I was barn. I was razed. I was mot this flame with no’s sum else blue’s blame noir yearning down the house. No, it was I and I blank I bandit blather that louse that fiddle-dee-dee little lame chimera that came as the name yes different. I wracked my refrain, that blousy souse. I wasContinue reading “Fonder a Care Kept by Heidi Lynn Staples”
This is part of a series of post on Visual Poetry that Geof Huth did for the Poetry Foundation. Here's an excerpt about Gustave Morin's fun example of VisPo: Gustave Morin's primary form is the collage poem. His "toon tune" is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship. Its sixty-three individual fragments of text are cut intoContinue reading “Toon Tune by Gustave Morin”
Born Magazine has just published its first issue for 2009.
Who: Dan Beachy-Quick What: A Whaler's Dictionary When: Friday, March 13, 7:30 PM Where: Brazos Bookstore, Houston
This month the amazing women of Delirious Hem are posting new writings on poetry and poetics. Every few days a new essay is presented by poets such as Hoa Nguyen and Evie Shockley. Visit early and often. [cool quilt art called tsunamisquare by Camilla Engman via flickr]
Almost There was a poem that my sleep wrotedown, the meaning of late afternoon:a brown-eyed boy writing down prayersin a café (or was that me, enrolled in signsof the invisible?). (The leaves of himso green, verdigrised with youth.) To wait for himwould be like drinking wind, buds bruised bycold slant rain. (But how the matterContinue reading “Reginald Shepherd, Rest in Peace”
Who’s going to AWP? Please let me know. Note: This art = "New York is my Oyster" by Kay Rosen
This article by Noam Cohen published in the New York Times suggests that Borges’ fiction foreshadowed (if you will) the brave new world of the web. Cohen refers us to “Borges 2.0: From Text to Virtual Worlds” by Perla Sassón-Henry, which I haven’t read yet, but the idea sounds right to me. I like it.Continue reading “Borges and Wii”
The subject is distant from and dark. The subject is seen through glass. The subject reflects, or has a luminous body. If you feel you can no longer pray, care less, don’t be selfish. Was he an artist? I remember him cutting a sword out of wood, and painting it gold. "Arms" seems wrong. It’sContinue reading “Dusting for Prints”
Check out this website promoting Miranda July’s new book, No one belongs here more than you. I laughed my way through the whole thing. (via Brent Goodman)
Congrats to Amy King, who has just been elected the 2007 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere! Amy does a lot to create community in the poetry world, and I admire her. Thanks, also, to Billy Jones for organizing the election.
Tonight on Technorati’s list of the top ten searches for today, AWP is ahead of American Idol. How is that possible?
I find it difficult to write about the AWP conference, even though I’ve been many times. Not everyone is as stymied as I am though. Check out Laura Moriarity’s post, La Bateau AWP, on A Tonalist Notes. She hits the perfect pitch, quipping: "Many were overwhelmed by little things like the 40 person coffee lineContinue reading “Reporting AWP”