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Poetry, the right hemisphere and mood disorders

Friday, April 27, 2012
A fine madness

Horse Less Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
...is fresh.

Watch poems on The Poetry Station

Friday, April 20, 2012
A video channel and portal for poetry

The Disappearing

A Walking Tour around Sydney, launching 31 May

Paintings & poems on Holocaust children: radio interview

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Vox Poetica: Painting Czeslawa Kwoka, Honoring Children of the Holocaust

Link to the book


Monday, April 16, 2012
...is fresh.


Sunday, April 15, 2012
...is fresh.

The 24 Project

The 24 project is a pop-up arts journal/social media experiment.

Tweetable poetry

Friday, April 13, 2012
NPR: "Poetry and social media join forces in April, as Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the Muses and Metaphor series."

Film based on poet Nick Flynn's memoir

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Being Flynn is Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.
Liza Monroy: "I felt an instant connection to Flynn the first time I read Another Bullshit Night in Suck City after it crossed my desk when I worked for a literary agent in 2004. I too had a father who was alcoholic and homeless, and it’s not every day you encounter someone else who shares that experience. “If I went to the drowning man, the drowning man would pull me under,” Nick wrote (it’s a line that made it into the film). I had also resisted trying to save a troubled parent. Nick grew up in Boston and lived in Rome; I grew up in Rome and lived in Boston. I drank within the walls of the same Boston bars he writes about in the memoir, and started down a similar path with drugs before pulling back. The book spoke to me like an intimate conversation. Taking a one-night memoir workshop he taught at The New School in 2006, and meeting him there kicked off a series of Flynncounters over subsequent years around New York City, though I never told him of our shared father-narrative, figuring he must hear it all the time..."

Two forms unveiled during NaPoWriMo

The Sweetelle by Allison Joesph and the Abnominal by Andrew Philip

VIDA decided to count "the rates of publication between women and men"

Monday, April 09, 2012
"We decided to count as what we frequently heard people say about gender discrimination in the publishing world was entirely anecdotal…" Check out those pie charts at the end.

Writing for the page vs the stage

Nathan Curnow:
The page and stage are two very different spaces and filling them successfully demands different skills, but they’re also related, just as the line and the breath are related. The blank page can be unforgiving and expose the weaknesses of a poem whereas the stage can throw up so many variables on the night that you have to be on your toes.

Quoted and misquoted

Kate Middleton writes:
"Last week I quoted myself. This week I got quoted by Andrew Bolt. If there’s one thing weirder than quoting one’s self, it’s ending up in a Bolt column. And perhaps more sobering than appearing in Bolt’s column was the verb with which he introduced my words: Kate Middleton confessed."

Simon Perchik in Jacket magazine

Sunday, April 08, 2012
David Baratier: Why the asterisk (*) as a poem title, out of any symbol available?
Simon Perchik: It could have been anything. Actually, I saw the asterisk in an anthology of Italian poetry and this guy had an asterisk as a title and I said, "Hey, that's nice." So I stole it (both laughter). I was going to use numbers; well, I use them now for bookkeeping because I'm writing so much now I can't keep track of it, and whenever I get an acceptance I ask the editors to change the number to an asterisk. The editors are just as happy because they are bewildered by numbers anyway. To them and to me an asterisk is better than a number. The title has always been a sore spot, even the first chapbook used all asterisks, even in those days I never titled a poem.

Inquiring Minds and Other Clichés

Thursday, April 05, 2012
S. Abbas Raza: "I wish more people would put poetry to such less-serious uses and stop trying to be so damn profound!"

Poets and perfumes: a collaboration

Penning Perfumes

Gossipping about authors

Tuesday, April 03, 2012
"If a sales rep had ever been treated badly by an author, we all knew about it. In a few cases, an author's career was effectively killed off by the rep, as we all conspired to make sure that their books were barely visible." [via Kris Hemensley]

Call for entries to an Online Video Poetry Slam 2012

Read the guidelines here. "The emphasis is on quality of the poem, not the quality of the recording." Well, that's a first for me.