Have Poem, Will Travel.


I wrote something of an Ars Poetica for Dan Waber’s project. Ten points to the first person to note who I’m imitating, or rather, what poem my poem follows. Or you could get a review copy of my book, if I can make it to the post office during this lovely Spring Break; it’s tres difficult though, so you might just have to settle for a virtual pat on the back at the moment.

4 Responses to “Have Poem, Will Travel.”

  1. François Luong Says:
    April 2nd, 2007 at 11:07 pm e“Ut Pictura Poesis,” by John Ashbery, from either Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror or Houseboat Days. I can never remember where this poem comes from.
  2. Amy King Says:
    April 3rd, 2007 at 6:32 pm e’tis, François. And now I owe you. Where shall I send?
  3. Sam Rasnake Says:
    April 3rd, 2007 at 8:54 pm eI enjoyed reading “And Ut Pictura Poesis Calls Her Name,” Amy. Wonderful piece. My favorite lines:

    She persuades, sketches, or merely snakes through
    The backdoor the audience forgot to spot long before.
    Of course, there are many rusty hinges, all with equal access.

    Thanks for posting the link.

  4. Amy King Says:
    April 3rd, 2007 at 10:14 pm eThank you, Sam — I’m very glad you enjoyed it.

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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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