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New Zealand Poet Laureate Award

Friday, April 29, 2011
The Award carries a monetary value of NZ$40,000 per year.

Robert Louis Stevenson gets his revenge on sneaky literary agent

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
A tale of literary betrayal

Response Burger

Monday, April 25, 2011
A Story of Rejection

Poems for a (Royal) Wedding

UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy brings together a collection of wedding vows, including one of her own


Thursday, April 21, 2011
...is fresh.

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Thursday, April 14, 2011
A demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social and political change

Damselfly Press

...is fresh.

Call for Poems: Starry Rhymes

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday 3rd June this year would have been the 85th birthday of Allen Ginsberg.

OKNO is fresh

Monday, April 11, 2011
'OKNO No 7 now online! / ОКНО № 7 вышел в свет!'
Дорогие читатели!

Седьмой номер журнала ОКНО опубликован в интернете здесь: http://okno.webs.com/no7.htm В номер вошли повести Владимира Лорченкова и Анатолия Кудрявицкого, рассказы Юрия Буйды, Евгения Шкловского, Айдара Сахибзадинова, Александра Мильштейна и Владимира Темирова, а также эссе и отрывки из дневника Нины Горлановой. Как обычно, читатели найдут в номере стихи, стихопрозу, визуальные тексты, переводы из Стэнли Кьюница, Питера Сирра и Томаша Дариуша Лебёды. Приятного чтения!

Редакция журнала
Dear All,

The new issue of OKNO/Window has just gone online and is available for viewing at http://okno.webs.com/no7.htm The readers will find there a novel by Vladimir Lorchenkov, short stories by Yuri Buida, Evgeny Shklovsky, Aidar Sahibzadinov, Alexander Milshtein and Vadim Temirov and a novella by Anatoly Kudryavitsky describing Moscow's literary life at the beginning of the last decade. As usual, the new OKNO has a selection of poems and prose poems, visual poetry, Russian translations from Stanley Kunitz, Peter Sirr and the Polish poet D.T. Lebioda, as well as an essay and fragments of the diary by Nina Gorlanova.

We sincerely hope that you'll enjoy reading it!

The editors

This is just to say

Sunday, April 10, 2011
William Carlos Williams generator

[via i ate a bee]

Dylan Thomas Centre under threat

Friday, April 08, 2011
Update: Sign petition here.

Poet Nigel Jenkins writes...
Plans are currently being laid, locally and nationally, for celebrations of the one hundredth anniversary, in 2014, of the birth of Dylan Thomas, Swansea's most famous son. The city is surely going to look a little bizarre, to put it mildly, in the eyes of the wider world if it is seen to have abandoned the Dylan Thomas Centre on the eve of this major national and international celebration.

Modern poetry made less terrifying

Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Regular readers of the New York Times Book Review may recognize David Orr as that publication's poetry critic -- assuming they ever look at poetry criticism in the first place.

Goatfish Alphabet by Kristen McHenry

Dave Bonta writes...
I am reading this book for the third time in as many years, carrying it into the library like a charm to make the other books talk, and into the gourmet section of the supermarket to awaken lust among the cheeses fresh from their caves. The first few pages bear greasy smudges near the bottom — what had I been eating the last time I read it?

Dissertation Haiku

Sunday, April 03, 2011
Your dissertation. As a single haiku.

[via Okir]

David Prater interviews An Sonjae

"...in Korea you're not a poet until a poet says you are a poet"