Category: Poetics

Saturday: Upstairs @ Erika’s

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm Location: erika’s loft Street: williamsburg City/Town: South Brooklyn, NY           Join me for three great writers: Amy King, Ana Božičević and Jeni Olin– Ana Božičević emigrated to NYC from Croatia in 1997. Her first book, Stars of the Night Commute, will be…

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My New Puppies

My new puppies are up at Moria: “THIS” * “HOW I GOT TO RUSSIA’S KNAPSACK” * “MY LOVE ISN’T” * “BROOKLYN WHITE INK PARTY” * “CHASTEN THE TAIL” The complete list of Moria contributors: Camille Martin, Charles Perrone, Heller Levinson, Philip Byron Oakes, Trish Falin, Rebecca Eddy, Chris Major, Onur Caymaz, Maw Shein Win, Daniel…

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Stay Tuned …

End-of-semester work has piled up! More to come … ~~~~ In the meantime, please enjoy a list of online journal sites suggested by WOMPO members! WOM-PO best online journals: Americana: A Journal of Popular Culture (http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm) Anti (http://anti-poetry.com) Big Bridge http://www.bigbridge.org/index2.htm Blackbird http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v1n1/poetry.htm BlazeVOX http://www.blazevox.org Born Magazine http://www.bornmagazine.org/ Coal Hill Review (January 2009) Cortland Review…

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Eleni Sikelianos – THE BODY CLOCK

photo by Amy King Body Clock Eleni Sikelianos Lauded by Michael Ondaatje as an “unforgettable” writer, and praised by The Washington Post for her ability to capture “the subtlest shades of the emotional palette,” Eleni Sikelianos is one of the most highly regarded poets of her generation. In Body Clock, she charts the curvature of…

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The Author, Resurrected

Roland Barthes might be found chuckling in his grave this morning at all of the poet egos lamenting, laughing over, or wringing their hands about a kind of anthology that appeared on the web this morning (read the irate comments already piling up here).  Happily, it appears on a blog called, “For Godot,” which is…

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Yurts, Pelicans, and Sarah Palin

Find out more with Ariana Reines, Sept. 26th @ Stain Bar [PLEASE NOTE: Ariana was not aware that we were taping, & we were all feeling festive & anxious about the imminent presidential debate.] Please visit our new reading series site to view videos of Ariana Reines reading dreams & Coeur de Lion and answering…

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Tomorrow? Friday Night!!!

I’ll be here: Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. September 26th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn ** Alan Bajandas, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Kristi Maxwell, Ariana Reines, Larissa Shmailo, & Erin Virgil ** ~~~~~ Now take in a little Sam Shephard reading Cesar Vallejo ~~~~~ Much On The Cliffs: The Philosophies of…

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Using Poetic Devices in Politics

“Hockey Mom” – Sarah Palin I love, and teach, Lakoff’s consideration of “The Nation as Family” in which we typically view two forms of government via metaphors: The Strict Father Family vs. The Nurturant Parent Family. My students understand these metaphorical models easily, and they’re good viewfinders for working through the coded speeches and political…

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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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Movies With Poetry

Dear Poets, I’m looking for a few good films that offer up poetic content, to put it vaguely, or a representation of a poet that doesn’t completely romanticize the poet, disintegrating the person in the process… films with a poetry angle, please! Thanks, Amy ~~~ Gysin’s “The Cut-ups” of course trumps Cronenberg’s take of “Naked…

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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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Poetry Exercises Wanted!

I am teaching a Writing Poetry course this July, and while I have a curriculum in place, I’d like to change things up a bit and try out some exercises that have worked well for others, which is where you come in. Plus, there are PRIZES! * My students will range in age from 18…

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