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Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Scrambler is fresh.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Words On the Web is fresh.

Friday, February 15, 2008
The greatest poets of my generation are women.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Poem in Spanish (with a Note from Paul Hoover):
I had always loved Latin American poetry for its warmth, daring, and sense of humor. The project developed out of this attraction. Why not be Latin American for a few poems? After a while, I realized that I could express certain things through the mask of style that my writing could not directly address: the death of parents, feelings of love, and so on. In discussing Poems in Spanish this summer at a literary conference in Rosario, Argentina, I stated that, as postmodern artifice, the concept of writing in Spanish gave me 'permission' to speak forthrightly. As soon as the session ended, Hector Berenguer, the conference organizer, leaped to the stage to ask, 'Why do you need permission?'

Monday, February 11, 2008
Online vs. Print Publishing:
...we asked our panel of writers and editors to give us their thoughts on online versus print publishing. This is what they said.

Some responses to “Numbers Trouble” by Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young [download pdf]

Vibrant Gray is fresh.

Sunday, February 10, 2008
blossombones is fresh.

General Than Shwe is crazy with power:
On January 22, 2008, the Burmese poet Saw Wei was arrested for publishing an eight-line poem entitled “February Fourteenth” in the weekly publication Love Journal.

The acrostic poem spells out “General Than Shwe is crazy with power”.

Saw Wei, a popular poet and performance artist, has headed up the poetry recital group, White Rainbow, fundraisers for AIDS orphans. He participated in the 1988 uprising, and has been an active proponent of human rights. Saw Wei is now in prison, held incommunicado. No information regarding charges has been released to the public.

Babel Fruit would like to call for contributions for a special supplemental: a selection of acrostic poems to be published on February 14th. The poems may spell out any word you feel is appropriate.
Anti- releases an electronic chapbook on the same topic [available as .pdf].

Saturday, February 09, 2008
Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formal Poetry by Women is fresh.

Friday, February 08, 2008
I can’t really think of anything bad about chapbooks. They’re an immediate way to get a small amount of focused work out there in the world. Cheap to buy, and can be read in one sitting. All good things.