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Hand + Star

Friday, January 29, 2010
...is an online compendium of new writing and literary reviews.

Let Poetry Die

Sunday, January 24, 2010
Patrick Gillespie: 'The best thing that could happen to poetry is to drive it out of the universities with burning pitch forks.'

Amen to that

A lit mag that doesn't discriminate against bloggers


...is fresh.

When They Were Very Young, part two

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Poets' baby pictures [USA]

[via Outside the Lines]

Return of Page One - Internet Radio

Friday, January 22, 2010
A dip into the poetry and life of Dame Edith Sitwell... In the studio, the winners of the Sandwell Schools Slam Final - Sandwell Academy... And a reading of a mini epic poem about a Merman

Journal published with box of chocolate truffles

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Concher 2 is fresh.
The Concher 2 is a hand-stitched, hard-bound journal featuring poems by:

Kristin Abraham * Dan Beachy-Quick * Michelle Brown * Beth Coyote * Kirk Davis * Christopher DeWeese * Rebecca Dunham * Grace Egbert * Rae Gouirand * Matthew Henriksen * Matthew Hittinger * Alex Lemon * B.J. Love * Kristi Maxwell * Karyna McGlynn * Jennifer Metsker *Aimee Nezhukumatathil * Sean Norton * D.A. Powell & Haines Eason * Kate Schapira * Bronwen Tate * Andy Trebing * KC Trommer * Jen Tynes * Joshua Marie Wilkinson

The flavors we’ve chosen to compliment this batch of words are:

spicy cayenne * honey pistachio * lavender vanilla * peanut butter pretzel * pomegranate white chocolate * smoky orange caramel

Metrophobia: Are We Afraid Of Poetry?

Thursday, January 07, 2010
Kim Rosen writes:
"And still today in most countries, poetry resides in its time-honored place at the heart of the culture. There, people turn to poetry the way we turn to the music that fills our homes and cars, the art that covers our walls, the architecture that lines our streets, the plays, dance and film that fill our theatres. In the Middle East, for instance, the most popular prime-time TV show is The Million's Poet, boasting an audience of over 70 million viewers and ratings higher than sports or the news. Within a format similar to American Idol, male and female poets from throughout the Gulf region, some from very poor Bedouin tribes, perform poems on all themes imaginable. The show has even inspired a TV channel completely dedicated to poetry."
[via The Virtual World]

Bush Slam

Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Tonight’s episode features Geoff Goodfellow and James Blundell heading off to the fishing town of Stanley in Tasmania’s north-west, where they will have three days to take in the town and write a poem, before reading it in front of a live audience at one of the local pubs.

Gwen Harwood's Barn Owl: a reading

Poetry Mixtape for January 2010

Adam Ford: Being a list of some poems what I found online that I quite like, in no particular order


Tuesday, January 05, 2010
...is a collaboration of women writing and walking in different cities across Europe

Filmmakers sought for Top 100 poems

this collection is a Scottish poetry-film collaboration project

Rob A Mackenzie's 'White Noise'

Full text of the poem available at the YouTube link.

Certainly, Officer

It’s said that police sergeants in Leith, Scotland, used this tongue twister as a sobriety test...

An Interview with Daniel Nester

Monday, January 04, 2010
Elizabeth Hildreth: I remember when I saw you at AWP last year, the first thing you said to me was, "I quit the poetry stuff! I’m writing nonfiction now, gonna see if I can really do it. Does nonfiction seem more legit to you -- because of its wider reach or its roots in journalism or because there may be more objective measures in place with which to assess quality and judge merit? And do you still miss poetry? Do you still write poetry? Do you miss New York City?"
Daniel Nester: The pat answer I have been giving, or maybe the Pollyanna one, is that I walked away from poetry, and maybe someday I’ll go back to it.

The answer I feel comfortable telling you, now that you’ve told me your story and framed the question in a way that sounds like you understand where I am coming from, is that poetry makes me sick.

Write What Hurts

Jessie Carty asks:
"As the release date for my first full length poetry collection gets closer and closer, I wonder if I was hard enough on myself and what I was writing/wanting to do with the book?"

Scottish poet Don Paterson wins Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Sunday, January 03, 2010
... as announced by Buckingham Palace

2010 PressPress Chapbook Award

Saturday, January 02, 2010
The Chapbook award is for an original poetry manuscript. [Australia]