New Poet Laureate

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. 

The Numbers

Tonight on Technorati’s list of the top ten searches for today, AWP is ahead of American Idol.  How is that possible?

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Reporting AWP

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 line… Continue reading Reporting AWP

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The Be Blank Consort

In the "Cross Media" issue of Unlikely 2.0, you can find five compositions by the Be Blank Consort.  The Consort is a collaborative group of experimental writers dedicated to the creation and performance of sound-texts.   You can see their compositions and  listen to them performed as well. Here’s some of their self-description:   ‘The Consort was… Continue reading The Be Blank Consort

A Wave to the Bus

Last week Houston waved hello and goodbye to the Poetry Bus (sponsored by Wave Books) as it swung through the lone star state.  I saw their poetry "happening" at The Menil Collection on Thursday. It was billed as a Surrealist Lunch so it happened at noon, naturally.  The event drew a big crowd of non-poets… Continue reading A Wave to the Bus

Surrealist Lunch

SUrREALISt “Lunch ”   A walk through the Menil’s world-renowned Surrealist Galleries; followed by selections from Surrealist poems read by poets   Joshua Beckman Joshua Clover Gillian Conoley Valzhyna Mort Dara Wier Matthew Zapruder _________   The Menil Collection 1515 Sul Ross, Houston 77006 Thursday, October 12, 2006 ∙ Noon Free & Open to the Public… Continue reading Surrealist Lunch

Get on the Bus

Stopping at 50 cities in 50 days the 2006 Poetry Bus Tour, sponsored by Seattle-based independent press Wave Books, might be headed toward a landmark near you. Beginning September 4 and ending October 27, the bus tour will visit a variety of venues, including the Space Needle in Seattle, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD,… Continue reading Get on the Bus

How2 remembers Barbara Guest

How2 has posted a touching MemoryBank of Barbara Guest.  I enjoyed visiting. in the rhythmic … ceiling … red flagged … rag clefs … notational margins … the unfinished … cloudburst … a barrel cloud fallen from the cyclone truck … they hid under a table the cloud …

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