I was in Chicago once for AWP. I liked the place. Wish I had more time to explore. Lots of great poets there too. I’m thinking aloud here due to recent incidents that have brought Chicago and its poetry scene to my attention. If you’re actually interested in just how asinine one tiny pseudo-poetry promoter can be, check out Daniela Olszewska’s blog, Jenny Boully’s blog, Kate Durbin’s blog, and Becca Klaver’s blog. And for those of you who might think C.J. Laity’s apology to Kristy Bowen is sincere, know that he has started a series of hate blogs dedicated to her. Some apology. Go twiddle yourself and stew in your woman-hating juices, Laity.
Moreover, if you want to know something about Chicago and the poetry that great city offers, visit the official Chicago Poetry Calendar here. Or check out what publishers like Kristy Bowen are doing here.
Likewise, visiting or living in New York City? Go no further – the New York City poetry calendar awaits.
Bible Belt much? Atlanta, GA calendar! How about further south? Austin, TX po po calendar! What’s that other coast? San Francisco, CA Poetry Calendar! You mean LA and Buffalo have a poetry scene too? Oh, I realize I’ve missed oodles of cities and scenes and calendars, but that’s the good thing about blogs — if you want to list your site, pop it in the comments box, please!
Except you, CJL . “What cracker is this same that deafs our ears / With this abundance of superfluous breath?” – Shakespeare
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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 serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.