Posts Tagged: poetic lives online
Via HTMLGIANT, Poets for Living Waters has put out a call for submissions. They’re calling it a “poetry action in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster of April 20, 2010, one of the most profound man-made ecological catastrophes in history.”
I rarely link to the same place twice in the same column, but this was too much to pass up....more
Via Harriet, Andrea Lingenfelter talks about “teaching Bay Area children to translate from Chinese and do concrete poetry—at the same time!” I’ve just recently (like, hours ago) seen some very similar work, and it’s fascinating stuff....more
Tara Betts found herself attacked by a particularly ignorant political blogger named Debbie Schlussel over her class at UrbanWordNYC. Betts’s response is elegant, measured, and powerful, everything the attack was not. Update: I have been told that Schlussel’s attack was directed at the idea of hip-hop pedagogy and the associated program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison....more
So, did you like our National Poetry Month project? If you missed any of the poems, check them out here.
Barbara Jane Reyes has some interesting thoughts on poetic tradition.
Virginia Heffernan discusses the way self-publication has lost some of its stigma, and introduces me to a new term: microniche publishing....more
Starved for funds, the United States Postal Service recently considered cutting its mail delivery service down to five-days a week–not a huge surprise considering their losses over the last couple of years and the fact that Americans are relying more and more on electronic measures of communication....more
Most of the excitement this week is in Denver at the AWP Conference, but there’s still plenty to talk about in poetry.
For instance, have you been keeping up with our National Poetry Month project? We’re only a third of a way through April, so there’s plenty of time to catch up on your reading....more
You’ve probably heard of erasure as a poetic mode–how about redaction?
Arthur Lubow looks at Adam Zagajewski, calls him “the last of his kind.”
Lily Hoang at HTMLGIANT wonders about the discussion surrounding Tao Lin: “I do, however, care about the evident boredom people display in their comments about him....more
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate having to clear the cache? Maybe this time I’ll get better about bookmarking sites.
Karin Slaughter has concerns about how e-books will affect the future of reading. I tend to think that e-books will democratize reading rather than make it the purview of the elite, but Slaughter does raise some points worth thinking about....more
Note: I’m adding this late, but it’s important. Our sincerest condolences go out to the friends and family and admirers of Lucille Clifton, who died yesterday at the age of 73. She was a tremendous voice for poetry and she will be missed....more
Just one for tonight, and I doubt that the site I’m linking to will even notice the hits we send his way–in fact, there’s a strong possibility that everyone who reads this will have already seen the post I’m referencing–but what the hell....more
Here’s some interesting reading from the world of poetry this week.
This is a little dated by internet standards, but it’s still worth looking at: Calvin Trillin versifies about the Roman Polanski apologists....more
It’s Saturday night, the skies are cloudy, and the satellite reception keeps cutting in and out. Guess it’s time for some poetry links.
I don’t generally link to poetry reviews elsewhere, but the NY Times reviews poetry so rarely that I figured I ought to do it if only for the sake of novelty....more