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Cordite's Zombie 2.0

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
...is fresh.

Plus, Zombie Haikunaut Renga.

NaPoWriMo 2010

NaPoWriMo 2010 is almost here!

Australian Poets at Work: Tricia Dearborn

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Why is poetry important to you?
Tricia Dearborn: As a reader, poetry shows me the world in ways I wouldn't have seen it otherwise; plays with language in ways that give me pure pleasure; tickles my funnybone; delights my mind. It's a very pure, particular, concentrated medium, and I like concentrated.

'Gavin Highly'

Monday, March 29, 2010
Janet Frame:
Did it happen this way? The land lay like stone, and one night, all night long, rain pelted down on it the way people, they say, hammer hard on a stone to find blood. And in the morning the land was cut in two by a deep flow of creek, clotted with red weed—Gavin Highly’s creek.

Launch: What the Water Gave Me – Poems after Frida Kahlo


Pascale Petit: "The London launch of my fifth collection, What the Water Gave Me – Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren), will be on Thursday 17 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm, at The Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury."

Apoca-lit Now

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Will the technological revolution destroy literature, or save it?

Free Poetry Books for National Poetry Month!

Friday, March 26, 2010
"There are some incredible books of poems being given away in the next month." [USA]

John Siddique & Cerys Matthews on Ted Hughes & Shamanic Poetry

Poet Plans to Inscribe His Works into the DNA of a Bacterium

Poet Christian Bök plans to alter the DNA of a particular species of bacteria so that it reflects an encoded version of his poetry

Octopus Magazine

Thursday, March 25, 2010
...is fresh.

Blue Fifth Review

...is fresh.

Saudi woman poet lashes out at clerics in 'Arabic Idol'

Abu Dhabi judges praise courage of writer who dared to criticise hardliners:
Tonight, Hissa Hilal, a mother-of-four from Saudi Arabia, takes to the stage in the last round of a competition that she has taken by storm with a scathing critique of the conservative clerics who hold sway in her country. Her poetry has earned her the praise of the judges, the acclaim of the viewing public – and more than a few death threats.
[via Retort]

Rest in Peace, Ai

Sunday, March 21, 2010
(1947-2010)

Ai's bio by the Poetry Foundation

Mark Doty remembers.

Call for Sylvia Plath poems

Friday, March 19, 2010
Christine Hamm writes:
I am collecting an anthology of poems and more that celebrate Sylvia Plath's life and work, but do not fetishize her suicide and death.

Trout

Thursday, March 18, 2010
...is fresh.

You Shouldn’t Let Other People Get Your Kicks for You

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Chris O. Cook writes:
"Cal Bedient once said that a poem should always be pleasurable but that it should never be the first duty of a poem to entertain. I not only agree, but consider the distinction to be one of the most valuable things I have ever heard anyone say about poetry. But a poetry reading is not a poem. To say that a reading should be genuinely engaging on the level of a musical performance, and that poets should work to make this so, is not to say that poetry should be composed with an eye towards wowing a crowd.

This, of course, is the error of Slam."
[via Lorcaloca]

RE-BAG: Poetry In Fashion

Monday, March 15, 2010
Designers, including Aurellio Costarella and Joveeba, have been customising reusable bags with poetry especially for LMFF 2010. The designs either incorporate poetry or were inspired by it.

Best Australian Poems 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010
Robert Adamson, editor of the 2009 edition, will be editing Black Inc's anthology again in 2010. Submissions are now open.

Poetry Noir

"Exploring moments in Black-and-White films with poetry."