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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Ways to Organize a Poetry Collection

- A narrative arc/sequence
- Autobiographical: narrative of a speaker or the poet’s life
- Mood arc/feeling arc: order for contrasting mood or feeling from one poem to the next
- How one poem ends and the next begins
- The space in between the poems becomes part of the sequence
- Groups 3 or 4 poems together because they have a common theme or subject matter [...]

Friday, October 27, 2006
city poets call for poems [online]:
The first issue will feature Cardiff. The capital of Wales. We're working towards three month working date for the first issue. Submissions for future issues will be taken early, as the cities are decided upon and the information is released.

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Is anyone out there using torrent software to distribute poetry books or magazines or recordings of poetry readings?

Downloading a torrent (of music, movies, etc.) is easy. Uploading looks pretty easy, too, but I don't see anyone doing it.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Written out of history [UK]:
Ted Hughes's wife, Sylvia Plath, famously killed herself. But what of his mistress, who four years later did the same? For the first time, Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev tell the story of the woman that the poet tried to hide [...]
"For the first time" - Ha! More gossip about Ted and dead women.

Working Poets [US]:
This week, the magazine publishes poems by Philip Levine and Galway Kinnell. The New Yorker’s poetry editor, Alice Quinn, talks with these two longtime contributors about how they discovered their vocation, the impact of the Vietnam War, and the process of revision. [...]
Also: download a reading.

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Archive of the Now:
The Archive of the Now is an online and print repository of recordings, printed texts and manuscripts, focussing on innovative contemporary poetry being written or performed in Britain. It is part of the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing, at Brunel University in west London, UK.

At present, the Archive consists of readings by 65 UK-based poets. This number will continue to grow, and includes newly commissioned, recently acquired and historical recordings. To learn more about the Archive, its criteria for inclusion and its ethos, please visit the 'About Us' page. We also welcome feedback; please use the 'Responses' link on the left.

This is a not-for-profit site. By downloading files, you agree to the terms and conditions which are outlined here. All the recordings can be downloaded free of charge, and redistributed for noncommercial or educational uses; but if you do use any of these files on your own site, we ask that you please include a link to the Archive website so that the project can continue to attract new audiences.

I have set myself a target of one thousand poems...

Saturday, October 14, 2006
Blog blow-up over Silliman's blurb [online]:
The blurb in question: "What if Frank O'Hara had been, literally, a court jester? Or, at the very least, tutor of the King's children? Those are questions that linger in the imagination as one reads Pattie McCarthy's Verso. McCarthy strikes a new tone in & for her poetry. At the same time, however, all of the concerns — with history, naming, gender, etymology & referentiality — that have always animated her work rage on unabated... She makes the membrane between the visible and its opposite her focal point... Pattie McCarthy has been one of our most intellectually ambitious poets— a tradition she shares with Rachel Blau DuPlessis & with H.D. And indeed with the likes of Pound & Olson. We can still count the number of women who attempt writing on such a scale on the fingers of our hands. So it is worth noting & celebrating this addition to that roster."

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Evil Grove Press and promoting poetry:
'I just don't understand why some presses would be against promoting their own work? Especially online, where the audience is so much bigger than anywhere else. It's FREE for godsakes.'

Stone Table Review is fresh.

Sunday, October 08, 2006
The Spinning Room: Dorothy Porter - Tuesday 10th October 2006:

Where? ET's Bar, 211 High st, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, The World

When? 8pm, Tuesday 10th October 2006

How Much? FREE!!!

And? Open mic, raffle, Dorothy God-damn Porter!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience

Walking the Baby by Adrienne Eberhard