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An Interview with Alexander Chee

Friday, February 26, 2010
What is the role of creative writing to you and what do you envision its role is in society?
AC: "Well, for example, what I know about the Chinese emperors of times gone by is from Mencius. A poet. Not from any historical record those emperors commissioned.

What does that mean? It means what we do is not frivolous. What we do is record the culture, for the times we live in and the time to come. We communicate the values of the culture to each other and to posterity. This is so important. But we’ve been made to feel it is not important because of a war against our culture waged by people who have a vested interest in obscuring their role in what is happening now. The treatment of the arts as decorative is criminal. Art, as the comic artist Lynda Barry says, is an immune system, for each of us. If we don’t participate, we’ll die."

Call for contributions to Trans-Tasman Poetry

HOME & AWAY 2010


...is fresh.

Fairy Tale Review: Call for The Brown Issue

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
...currently accepting submissions for the seventh issue of Fairy Tale Review, The Brown Issue, to be Guest Edited by Timothy Schaffert. Seeking illustrators, as well as writers.

Foursquare 3.2: The Kundiman Edition

Guest edited by Jennifer Chang

Poem by Kate Middleton

Monday, February 22, 2010
"TO PETER RABBIT IN THE NIGHT (for Christopher Eichler)"

Olympic bullying drives goggle-maker to verse

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Read "Blonde Who Uses Our Stuff Wins Downhill (Last Name Rhymes With 'Bonn')"

A ravenous heart: poet Dorothy Porter

Friday, February 19, 2010
Extract from On Passion by Dorothy Porter, written just before she died in 2008... As part of the Malthouse Theatre's Things on Sunday series, Cate Blanchett reads On Passion tomorrow.

Adam Ford's Poetry mixtape

...for February 2010

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal calls for writing, art

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Deadline: 10 April 2010

Interview: Jayanta Mahapatra

Award-winning Indian poet shares reasons for writing

Call for persona poems

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Deadline extended 15 February


...is fresh

Hunt The Poem

Monday, February 08, 2010
A valuable poem has been lost and its twelve lines scattered throughout Edinburgh. We need to put it back together.

41 popular 'moves'

...in contemporary poetry

[via The French Exit]

The Birmingham Arts Journal

Saturday, February 06, 2010
...is fresh.

Dave Bonta's Ode to Tools

Friday, February 05, 2010
"...has captured, in precise language, these qualities and perhaps another dimension - the place of tools in the perspective of daily life."

Jack Kerouac's Literary Estate in Limbo

A forged will sends Jack Kerouac scholars, fans, collectors, literary executors, and lawyers on the warpath.

[via Reckon]

Jacket magazine to move in January 2011

An Announcement from John Tranter and Al Filreis

[via the deletions]

Going Down Swinging

Thursday, February 04, 2010
...wants poetry, non/fiction, flash, comics, haiku/haiga & spoken word recordings

What I do that's new

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Attila the Stockbroker:
"It seems to me that some poets - and especially some poetry critics, who are invariably crap poets - seem to think there's a choice to be made: be clever or be popular. That's rubbish. Be both."


Tuesday, February 02, 2010
NaPoWriMo 2010 is coming!

The Chaos

Monday, February 01, 2010
...is a poem often used to demonstrate how difficult it is to pronounce words in English...

Sugar Mule

...is fresh.


Call for odes and insects for March and July deadlines