Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
OCULUS: Call for interviews
"Send us interviews with any poet who has something original to say, and who is doing mind-bending, crazy, and/or interesting things. Poets who don't currently have chapbooks or books are fine, and are highly encouraged as interviewees (despite what a lot of interviewers/publications seem to think, such poets also have something to say about themselves and their craft)."
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Meritage Press's Seventh Annual Holiday Poetry Contest
Dear Filipino Poets Worldwide:
You are invited to submit to a fun poetry contest. No submission fees. E-mail submissions. Details below:
SEVENTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY POETRY CONTEST
Sponsor: Meritage Press
Judge: Eric Gamalinda
Deadline: December 31, 2007
Meritage Press has asked Eric Gamalinda to choose one winner. However, Eric may choose other finalist-winners, depending on the quality of the submissions. The winner(s) will have their poems published in the February 2008 edition of “Babaylan Speaks” at http://meritagepress.com/babaylan/
The FIRST PLACE WINNER also will receive SELECTED FILIPINO TITLES ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Andrew Motion in conversation with psychoanalyst Denis Flynn [UK]
Poet Laureate Andrew Motion will talk to psychoanalyst Denis Flynn about private thoughts and public expression. Why do we articulate personal ideas for the scrutiny of others? Do psychoanalysis and modern poetry share a paradoxical need to share the personal with a kind of public?
Andrew Motion has been a professor of English, editor of Poetry Review and editorial director at Chatto & Windus. He now teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999.
(GENRE: Creative Reporting)
RHINO is looking for some lively accounts of what's happening Out There, beyond our isolated circles -- for a potential midsection of the magazine. There's always an Out There, an event, a place, or an idea we've not been exposed to. It may be a reading that renders a crowd breathless, a unique conversation in some obscure basement, a literary party so aglitter it puts a peculiar smile on your face, a happening at an artists' colony you can only recall as a dream, the ceremonious arrival of a foreign poet, etc. -- in other words, fabulously written pieces that are witness to -- something to do with poetry. Authors may be caught up in the thing encountered. The intent is to refresh and educate, break out of huddles and cocoons, bring in a piece of the outside -- however you define it -- whether it is wild, weird, foreign, profound, confounding, inspiring or just entertaining.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Santiago Villafania's Poetry Book Launched
Santiago B. Villafania, editor of The Makata launches his second poetry book, Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles, a collection of poems in the Pangasinan language.
Little Red Riding Hood
With this anthology, we hope to examine Little Red Riding Hood and how it comments on our society (as well as how it might have been told in different times or with different goals) from different perspectives in both fiction and poetry. Red can be told in a fairy tale style, or it can be a futuristic romance, hard science fiction, mystery, horror, urban fantasy, blank verse, or villanelle. Where you want to put it and how you want to tell it is entirely up to you. We ask only that the characters be recognizable (though not necessarily overt), and that the issues raised–of society, gender roles, sexuality, civilization, or any other you discover–are explored in your work.
Deadline 1 Jan 08
Friday, November 16, 2007
Call for Writing & Art
Theme: Auto/Biography. Deadline 31 March 2008
You are invited to send writing or art appropriate to this theme for possible inclusion in the 2008 Auto/Biography edition for the Asia and Pacific Writers Network. Visit the 2007 edition to sample a selection of writing and artwork on this theme: http://www.apwn.net/index.php?/writing/auto_biography/
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Judge Rules on What Makes a Poem
NEW YORK (Associated Press) - A federal judge has ruled that compiling Dorothy Parker's poems was a far less original act than writing them.
The editor of a book of uncollected work by the late author did not show enough "creativity" to claim copyright infringement from a near-identical set contained in a book released by Penguin Group (USA), U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan said Tuesday, contradicting a decision he made four years ago.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
"I remember an American poet once savouring his poems so much he decided to read some of them twice.
"Michael Hartnett, who was a short man, once mistook an overhead projector's lamp for a microphone and spent a reading hunched over trying to speak into it, or so I've been told. On hearing some giggles he straightened up and asked indignantly what the audience thought was so funny."
Monday, November 05, 2007
International Media Poetry Contest
For its tenth edition (May 2009), the International Poetry Biennial is pleased to announce an International Media Poetry Contest.
Works considered "media poetry" are those that place contemporary technologies at the service of poetry, be it within the framework of a performance or in that of a recorded and projectable work. Among the many forms accepted are included videopoetry, digital poetry, multimedia poetry, sound poetry, interactive poetry, and poetic installations in physical space or on the Internet. Works that illustrate a poem will not be considered (these are works that use sound or images to represent or complement a poem, for example). There are no restrictions regarding the form or content of the media poems submitted.
Work presented shall not exceed 15 minutes and can be presented in the form CD, DVD, or on the Internet.
Application: Candidates willing to submit their work to the International of Media Poetry Contest shall express their intention via email before December 31st, 2007.