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Learning About Poetry After the MFA

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Jeannine Hall-Gailey writes...
'What I wanted to say to the girl living in misery and unemployment after her MFA — learning and getting better don't happen on their own — you sort of have to keep going out and making it happen. Just getting an MFA doesn't automatically make you a writer, and in my experience, it certainly does not automatically make you an employed writer.
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'Approaching Your Favorite Writers
You might be interested to hear that besides community readings and workshops, you can also just write out of the blue to your favorite writers and ask if they'd be willing to coach you for a fee. You'd be surprised to find out who might say yes, and this is a much better way (not to mention, more cost-efficient) for you to get advice on, say a particular stretch of manuscript from a particular point of view than a two-year degree.'

National Wool Museum's Artist-in-Residence

Monday, January 30, 2012
Welsh poet Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch has taken up a new post as artist in residence at the National Wool Museum in Dre-fach Felindre.

BBC Radio: Craig Raine investigates...

Sunday, January 29, 2012
… the mystical dimension of TS Eliot's Four Quartets, visiting the key locations of the poem. With readings by Ralph Fiennes.

“I spotted this book that looked rather risque...”

Monday, January 23, 2012
Judge Olly Neal tells his daughter, Karama, how he discovered African American author Frank Yerby while cutting class and hiding out in the school library.

Poets and Artists: Call for Work

The Digital & Retro Issue

free poetry

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Marianne Morris: "...there is no such thing as expensive poetry and if there was it would suck irrevocably"

The Poetry Takeaway

Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Poetry Takeaway specialises in the production of free, made-to-order poems, delivered and performed to the hungry yet discerning literary consumer within ten minutes or less.

How Do I Love Tea?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Daniel Watkins counts the ways...

Poem communities

David Prater writes...
"When I speak of books as coherent communities here, I do not mean in the conventional sense of ‘oh, what a disparate, quirky and fascinating bunch of individuals whose work has been assembled here’. Despite having been included myself in several anthologies, I am not interested in the biographical components of these books."

April

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
by Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng:
days like this, against the scores of weather-vanes
autumn books fighting termites, meals of fleshed out bittermelons,
straw men down the ground, smell of turps
a cloudburst white as a skull
Rest here.

Why is Graham Foust being considered for deletion?

Saturday, January 07, 2012
The Wikipedia article on Graham Foust is under discussion for deletion because it 'may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for academics'.
Foust has written four full collections of poetry; As in Every Deafness (Flood Editions, 2003), Leave the Room to Itself (Ahsahta Press, 2004), Necessary Stranger (Flood Editions, 2007), and A Mouth in California (Flood Editions, 2009)
Scroll down for discussion here.

Review: Dark And Like A Web by Nic Sebastian

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
by Christine Klocek-Lim:
"Once again, I was strangely comforted. This chapbook was the friend who lived across the country from me. The friend I couldn't talk to very often. The friend who nevertheless understood exactly what I had been feeling in the midst of destruction."