So The New Yorker publishes poetry, which falls within the domain of the Literary Arts. (I didn’t claim it was always good poetry…)
And today, my friend Ben Evans tells me he has now signed on to write about the arts on Huffington Post. Ariana Huffington posted a big note announcing how HuffPo is all-inclusive with their New ARTS section, but she forgot to mention (I think) “sans the literary arts.” Or am I missing it?
What’s it take to get a poem or two featured there? Or in any hip venue like Gawker, Jezebel or L Magazine? Poets have been known to speak in prose there, true, but what’s so scary about an occasional poem? Or is prose the only perfect medium by which we can communicate? Because we all know that prose is the perfect medium for clear communication. No?
What say you?
“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” — William Carlos Williams
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.