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Open Call: Anthology of Trans and Genderqueer Poetry

Monday, November 28, 2011
More information here.

'The cracked world'

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Ruth Stone, 1915-2011

Dusie Kollektiv

…is fresh.

[via mischievoice]

The ups and downs of print-on-demand publishing

Bronwyn Mehan of Spineless Wonders [Australia]:
Light bulb moment. I purchased a labeller and stuck Sample Copy on the back cover of eighty misprinted copies, wrapped them in an order form and mailed them to bookshops. As I am the publicist and admin for Spineless Wonders, as well as editor and director, it took me about two weeks. By this time, The Rattler & other stories, had received great reviews in both the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and Bookseller + Publisher ran both a review, and an interview with Alec.

Pizzicati of Hosanna

'Dead poets' poems read by Nic Sebastian in English and other languages'

I commend to you her reading of Plath's The Moon and the Yew Tree.

Milosz's poetry bus card

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Metro’s poetry bus card commemorates centennial of Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz

[via hi spirits]

Slam it up, slam it down

Adam Ford's thoughts on poetry slam

Poetry in a matchbox

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Scratch here.

[via [d/d'n]*]

How to get your (poetry) book reviewed

Some noteworthy advice from a reviewer

Blog is still a four-letter word

Monday, November 21, 2011
J.S.A. Lowe: 'I’m a brand-new, first-semester PhD student in a creative writing program. I’m a poet':
Well, this is awkward, she begins, once I sit down, her mouth twisted apologetically to one side. She goes on to say—I’ll tell you what she goes on to say—but it’s hard, because immediately adrenaline floods my chest and I go into a kind of shock, and I am worried already that I won’t get it right, that there will be some kind of blowback for not getting it right, but she says: So it’s about your blog. And my heart stands still.

Best American Poetry 2011: An Overview

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Here be the stats.

Mascara Literary Review

…is fresh.

An Interview with Kim Ki-Taek

Monday, November 14, 2011
'When I wrote the poems I often found that there was a magical device in the poetry to change the negative emotion or feeling such as pain, sorrow, anger or disgrace to great joy.'

The Medulla Review

Monday, November 07, 2011
… is fresh.

The difference between flash fiction and prose poetry

Jonathan Carr: "Where Flash fiction is a working down of a form[,] prose poetry is an exploding up of a form, a release from structure, a star erupting, a channel run straight from the brain stem to the pen."

Contest Manuscripts

Saturday, November 05, 2011
Behind the Scenes at Tupelo Press :
9. What separates the manuscripts that get marked for further reading from the ones that do not? Craft. Ideas. Resonance. Control. Authority of voice. Whether or not the work is “memorable.” And more often than you might think, the consistency of the work across the manuscript. Many, if not most manuscripts have several fabulous poems. Few manuscripts are made entirely of fabulous poems. Which is just one reason why I encourage submitters to enter manuscripts of around 50-64 pages. I would venture to say that in every contest submission period there are always two or three hundred manuscripts by poets to be reckoned with.

Call for Writing and Art

Tuesday, November 01, 2011
On the theme of imitation

Coffee with Beloit Poetry Journal editor

In the absence of a good coffee shop where we can put our elbows on the table and talk away the morning, I'm making myself available on the blog this month to respond to your questions and comments about the journal and poetry at large.