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Poets on Adoption

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Lee Herrick:
I also understand now that when I write about adoption, I write about trauma. Yes, I write too of beauty. But this is about trauma.
...
Being in Korea felt like coming full circle. Some poems cannot contain emotions so expansive. What can? Perhaps close friends and family? So perhaps my experience is just another circle – how I notice here in the United States when there are Koreans around me or when my beautiful Korean adoptee friends and I gather for a Hite or noraebang or barbecue, how my laugh echoes my father’s, how my daughter giggles when I make a certain face, or how she pretended to grab the moon one day when she was three years old and then pretended to hand it to me, saying "Here Daddy, the moon is for you."
Call for Participation

Diary of a Foyle Young Poet

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tales from this year's week-long residential course at the Arvon Centre, Shropshire [UK]

Sex Mook Giveaway

What becomes of old stock?

tinywords

is always fresh.

Cloud Studies

a sonnet sequence by Christine Klocek-Lim

The First of the Frances Farmer Bathtub Reading Series

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kate Zambreno reads from Rebecca Loudon's Radish King:
'There is a bit of sideboob shown here but not much and the intent of this video is for fun and to celebrate good writing and not to titillate. Also my face is bright red and splotchy because of the hot bath. And because at one point in the beginning I start blushing uncontrollably.'

Letter to Diana Wynne Jones

Monday, March 28, 2011
From a young fan: Rebecca Beatrice Miller
Authors have a special kind of relationship with their readers. As creators, they have a tiny sort of godhood: a reader of stories usually never sees the writer’s face, or speaks with him or her, except maybe through letters. Likewise the author’s fate is led by a faceless mass of unknown number, sometimes buoying their spirits with letters and pictures. There is love between these two halves of the equation, a kind of devotion or loyalty that I feel doesn’t really exist anywhere else in the world.

Spring Fashions modeled by 'Rising Young Poets' on Oprah magazine

Sunday, March 27, 2011
...eight rising poets express their dynamic personal styles

[via Hi Spirits]

So your child wants to be a poet

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Nick Synko:
"A career as a writer or a poet is certainly a viable option to those who can compete where few paying opportunities exist. Is there a future in poetry? The world would be a far, far lesser place without it."
[via Mulberry Road]

Dublin Poetry Review

Friday, March 25, 2011
...is fresh-ish.

'I believe poetry should first and foremost interact with the reader on a gut level.'

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Interview with Katherine Leyton, founder of the online audio-video poetry journal, How Pedestrian
The response has been wonderful! The enthusiasm with which pedestrians agree to read for me is astonishing. I would say that out of every ten people I ask to read a poem, nine say yes. When I started, I never expected a 90% response rate, which speaks of my own misperceptions about the way the Canadian public views poetry. People are willing and curious, they just might not be inspired to seek it out on their own – they need a push. Many of my readers want to discuss the poem or poet with me after they read, and almost all are fascinated by the project. Of course, certain contexts and/or groups of people are not as easy; the day I filmed the video for Haiku and High Finance week in the financial district, for example, I probably only had about a 40 percent success rate. Everyone was simply too busy. Nevertheless, getting hurried business types to read poetry during lunch hour was an immensely rewarding experience.

foam:e

…is fresh.

Trembling

Sunday, March 20, 2011
Miguel Arboleda writes...
'The Great Sendai Earth­quake of March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m., in north­east­ern Japan, started the same way. Seven days ago I sat at the liv­ing room ta­ble, work­ing away at my blog de­sign, atyp­i­cally out­side of my stu­dio, loung­ing back against the sofa, sip­ping Prince of Wales tea from a mug.'

Collected Works

Private Poetry

It isn't just another bookshop [Australia]:
Collected Works Bookshop survives & thrives today as the expression of an idea articulated in the early 1980s, by a group of Melbourne writers, editors & small publishers, on behalf of & enrolling the support of the writing community, to establish a bookshop which would stock local Melbourne & Australian literature (especially poetry) in a context of world literature