Tag: Poem

Poetry Doesn’t Need a Defense

Poetry Doesn’t Need a Defense By Amy King “Poetry in motion!” “Her use of poetic license awakens the spirit…” “The hands of poetry at work …” Whether it be about a film, book, painting, or the ballet, these oft-heard review statements have one thing in common: the knowledge that compositions revealing fresh and unusual techniques,…

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NaPoWriMo – Every Other Day

THE TASTE OF LIGHT & OUR DIGESTIVE TRACTS I’m portable. My mind travels gulls and valleys between people. I’m at its heels, the grabbing of long white trains and veils, using their hats for sleds. Africa is one season without snow. I’m there too, testing the droughts for true water under skin cracks on distant…

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A Good Day and Then Some…

A GOOD DAY RECIPE: I just ordered You Are STILL Being Lied To: The NEW Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths, found out that Wanda Sykes will host her own late night talk show, am currently reading two not-Americans’ poetry books: Caroline Bergvall’s Cropper (Torque Press) and Anny Ballardini’s Ghost Dance…

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National Poetry Month

First, kick off April Fool’s Day and National Poetry Month with the killer song above by Andrew Bird and Martin Dosh, “Simple X.”  I’m serious:  this tune”ll make you feel good. Next, note that you can actively participate in the forging of new poems with a whole lotta other poets who participate in “NaPoWriMo” (National…

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New Poems @ Wheelhouse!

WHEELHOUSE COWS by Amy King THE GOSPEL OF PROGRESS by Amy King THE WORM BY THE EMBER THAT GLOWS by Amy King THE GILDED ZERO by Amy King EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT ONCE by Amy King Intervals of Please, by Ana Bozicevic God Is President, She’s the Rose of the World, by Ana Bozicevic The Stars…

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I’m in French …

Jessica Lea Mayfield – A Voice and a Half @ 19 “With Blasphemy So Heartfelt” ITEMS: 1. Thanks to Alexander Dickow, my poem, “I’m the Man Who Loves You,” is available to all frogs and french fry lovers at Poezibao:  Le Journal Permanent de la Poésie. Please stop in and say enchanté, or something pleasant!…

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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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