Category: Entertainment

O Lord.

I know it’s silly, but the AFA (the FPN’s boycott begins next week) has now begun a campaign to let Hallmark know they just don’t appreciate the card industry taking advantage of a new money-making gay marriage market. They want you to waste time posting an email to some Hallmark flunkie to tell him just…

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SUN, SEPT. 21st @ 3:00 p.m.- Race and Poetry: Integrating the Experimental

Next month, from Thurs. Sept. 18-Sun. Sept. 21, we’ll be putting on the second annual Welcome to Boog City poetry and music festival. It will feature performances from 49 poets, 13 musical acts, and one theater company over the four days. Among the highlights are: —a night devoted to Durham, N.C. small press minor/american; —a…

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The Academy Gets Video

John Ashbery & His Life Summer Movies: Ashbery, Glück, Hecht, Ryan, and Merwin Watch five short video clips newly added to Poets.org: John Ashbery discusses the impact of living abroad on his work; Louise Glück declares that being a poet is the most miraculous profession and hunts for the perfect German word; Anthony Hecht repeats…

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PoemTalk: A Podcast Series

**LISTEN TO THE SHOW Our PoemTalkers – this time Gregory Djanikian, Tom Devaney and Jessica Lowenthal – gathered to talk about a late poem by John Ashbery, “Crossroads in the Past,” from his book Your Name Here (2000). Amid the usual Ashberyean ontological bounty here’s a poem that disentangles the crossed lines of narrative middles…

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A Word From Our Sponsor

Or rather, how about a music break? The Felice Brothers do it up live with “Frankie’s Gun.” If I had a pint and better speakers, I’d be dancing around the room right now: And here they are in Cornbury, slowing us down with the lovely “Her Eyes Dart Round” — The Felice Brothers are a…

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Why I’m Not Gay For Huckabee – Seeking Successful Satire

For his inaugural “Better Know A Lobbyist: Gay Agenda” segment, Stephen Colbert brought out his faux-condescending inner pundit to interview HRC (Human Rights Campaign) president Joe Solomonese. This is a two part series. In the second installment of “Better Know A Lobbyist: Gay Agenda“, Stephen Colbert once more summons his inner pundit to further probe…

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The Fluff That Fills Our Heads

While the elites are focused on their own fluff stories like “The World’s Most Secretive Billionaires,” the rest of us might watch a little t.v. I do. I wish I could have a full time critical mind. I don’t. I engage in “mindless” activities that often include sitting in front of an electrified box that…

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A Little Man on the Side

Welcome, Walt Whitman ~~~ Waltie sits in his food … ~~~ Excerpt from Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking Out of the cradle endlessly rocking, Out of the mocking-bird’s throat, the musical shuttle, Out of the Ninth-month midnight, Over the sterile sands and the fields beyond, where the child leaving his bed wander’d alone, bareheaded,…

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Spoooky Boyfriend

Yes, I’ve got new poems, but nope, not a Spooky Boyfriend. The poems just appear in him, though he doesn’t exist. Others whose work appears within his ephemeral visage: Home Peter Davis Jennifer L. Knox Dan Bailey Amy King Ken Baumann Reb Livingston Shane Jones Betsy Fagin Adam J. Maynard Juliet Cook Joey Minutillo Shanna…

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¡POETRY!

I have just updated the GOODREADS ¡POETRY! Group with some new folders that include: INTRODUCTIONS ~~~ MY BOOK / POEM IS PUBLISHED! ~~~ ADVICE – QUESTION FOR YA! ~~~ I APPRECIATE POETRY CRITIQUE ~~~ YOU’VE GOTTA READ THIS POEM! ~~~ CALLS FOR WORK – SUBMIT! ~~~ POETRY WRITING SUGGESTIONS ~~~ PLEASE HELP ~~~ RECOMMENDED BOOKS…

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Just Can’t Get Enough?

How about a little more of the Prince? Not only do I love this song, “Strange Form of Life”, I also love the video. This is one for listening and watching, maybe ten times, and then responding with a poem that you will send to Will Oldham. Or else, go on a long car ride…

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How Much Do I Love This Song?

Simply gorgeous. I also write briefly about Bonnie “Prince” Billy [aka Will Oldham aka The Palace Brothers] in “Fed You From the Blood of My Nose“. But mostly, you should just listen to the song twelve times. And then go out and sit in the grass with your lover. p.s. I also recently fell in…

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True Story

From Mike Young’s blog, “Later, Amy King touched my butt and said ‘easy access.'” See what you miss when you miss my readings!  Continue here for the whole story. I’ll try to post some words tomorrow about poetry and class. Stolen words, of course.

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Backyard Livin’

It’s nearly 90 degrees here in North Massapequa today, but we’ve got shade trees and a breeze coming in off the ocean … and lots of poets descending tomorrow for a big Barbecue! It’s time to crack out the wine and beer and fight for your hammock, as Famous Amis does above in his Jersey…

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Yo Quiero Molestar

THREE FROM THE NEW FOU On Parakeets Practice making love with a terrible sunburn. Practice walking with little dried peas in your shoes. Sprinkle sand in your food. Sprinkle salt in your tea. Practice pitching your tent in a howling gale. Soon you will be ready to live in the house on the hill Next…

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When Women Criticize …

When women criticize … I’ve been called hysterical and told to reign in my anger, get control, etc. Anger is not a legitimate emotion when it comes to debate, even if it isn’t detectable. Being passionate about a topic renders one hysterical, or so it would seem when the person debating doesn’t want to actually…

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Did I Mention This Friday?

Friday, May 16th @ 7pm Morgan Lucas Schuldt is the author of Verge (Parlor Press: Free Verse Editions, 2007) and Otherhow (Kitchen Press, 2007), a chapbook. He lives in Tucson where he edits the literary journal CUE. Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi (Blazevox…

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“Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable”

UPDATE: VIDEO: Sacha Baron Cohen held by police after outrageous stunt on Milan catwalk By Nick Pisa Last updated at 7:45 PM on 26th September 2008 Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was taken to a police station yesterday after he brought chaos to the Milan fashion show for the second day running. Despite the increased security…

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