Tag: Poetry

The What Else of Queer Poetry

WHETTING EXCERPTS: …In queer poetry, desire blooms, and yes, I may just marry my dog— …Beyond that debate, we remain, in all our queerness, anomalies writing aloud the unimagined territories that language spearheads and explores.  They may fear adventure in my world, but I inhabit theirs in multiple ways—and am them. …Queer poets especially locate…

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This Is What a [Feminist] Poet Looks Like

Featuring: Monday, February 1: Ching-In Chen, Jennifer Bartlett, & Kate Durbin Tuesday, February 2: Juliet Cook & Kate Schapira Wednesday, February 3: Kirsten Kaschock & Michele Battiste Thursday, February 4: Michelle Detorie & Stephanie Strickland Friday, February 5: T.A. Noonan & Theodora Danylevich Saturday, February 6: Amy King & Kirsten Kaschock 2 “My Barbaric Bitch of  a Yawp” by Amy King

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Towards Still Another Universe…

Slaves to Do These Things is now available on Amazon (SPD later) for order – enjoy!   “I’m portable. My mind travels / the verse and valleys of whole people says the poet.” Correct! Readers of this book will discover their own memories. They will melt in them, amazed, lullabied, dramatized, shocked that they exist.…

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To Understand, a Window

A word washed ashore:  Bookslut Tiny out-of-order excerpts: This phenomenon, in my book, is referred to as “finding your balls online.” I was pretty sick for a solid year after 36 years of very good health. My encounter with mortality was finally real (no longer the 20-something who wasn’t afraid to discuss death in the…

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Blizzard Is a State of Mind…

Claude Cahun — “I Am in Training:  Don’t Kiss Me” On the day after the blizzard of ’09 rushed up the coast and swallowed us fluffy white frio, Verse Daily has posted a poem from my new forthcoming book (to appear in days)! “State of  a Nation” speaks of things… ~~ Blizzard is a state…

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Post-Turkey Pony

The Del Sol Review presents Failed to Include and U.S. History and Miracle on the Hudson and A Bruise That Stains the Teeth Amy King Flowers Lose Their Smell Alka Roy Fuzzy Liberty Dipika Mukherjee Loops and Arches Munize M. Khasru Woodchuck vs. The Hank Williams Zombie Ted Pelton Lost and Found Joan Gelfand The…

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Steal This List!

CONTEMPORARY QUEER POETS Grow this list – Proliferate! Redistribute! I initially started this list as one for contemporary queer poets, but it has grown to include the living and the dead, the post-poet, the fiction and non-fiction, the bent, the bendable, and more. Thanks to all who’ve contributed so far! Please feel free to add…

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Book & Band

BOOK STARS OF THE NIGHT COMMUTE by ANA BOZICEVIC Stars of the Night Commute haunts in three dimensions, knit by a below-words rumble in the sure rhythm of dreams. Many of the poems carry a shamanistic, elemental quality, as if real matter were articulating out of word-fragments. Božičević writes, “At the end of poetry the…

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Poetry Events / Calendars

Poetry Events and Calendars in your Town or City [Please post addt’l venues in comments to be added!] ~~~ AL Alabama — http://www.writersforum.org/ ~~~ CA California / West Coast — http://www.poetryflash.org/ Bay Area, California — Spoken Word Listings Glendale, California — http://www.poeticresearch.com/ Los Angeles, California – http://mommymommyreadingseries.blogspot.com/ Venice, California — http://www.beyondbaroque.org/ Northern California — http://www.coloredhorse.com…

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Chicago Poetry Calendar

Chicago Poetry! 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…

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Off the Clock

THIS BLOG IS ON TEMPORARY HIATUS WHILE I SPEND LOADS OF TIME EDITING, AMONG OTHER LONG NEGLECTED TASKS! ~~~~ ~~~~ The 2009 Spring Issue of Redheaded Stepchild is up, featuring work by Alex Grant Alexander Lumans Amy King Ann Neuser Lederer Carol Potter Cheryl A. Townsend Christian Ward Diane Lockward Joan Wiese Johannes Kate Bernadette…

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A Few Favorites

A few current faves to spice up your night! CURRENT FAVORITE INTERVIEW WHERE I MAY OR MAY NOT BE REAL @ Thunk:  Where Interviews Go To Die – Ryan Manning vs. Amy King ~~~~ Current Favorite Political Pundit — Rachel Maddow ~~~~ Current Favorite Poem — “Story of Learning” by Matt Rotando ~~~~

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Calling All Agents

CALLING ALL AGENTS When they come unexpected, love and letters unsettle as if to blow penciled hues that prick the pupils of one who scans a dying horizon for wooden branches of floral text. Hold out the web of your impulse; turn what stands before you to Braille. A built-in face would never last the…

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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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Fri, April 3rd and Sun, April 5th!

Fri. April 3rd, Coffeehouse: Got the blues? Friday, April 3, 2009 at 8pm come to PeaceSmiths’ Topical, A-Typical Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse. Got the blues? Come organize. It makes you feel better. We have a table full of info on local music, politics, petitions and community concerns. Come bring some literature and promote…

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Into the Iron-Clad Shadows…

Early Obama’s Efforts to Get People Involved — Is He Practicing What He Preached? I heard on NPR yesterday some Brit pundit proclaiming that President Obama’s recent TV appearances are mostly for naught. Apparently, pundits think the short-term “gains” — as they weigh them — are not worth the long-term hassles he will surely reap…

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Walt Whitman in White Snow

Currently tucked into the driven snow on the eastern side of Long Island reading “The Road Washes Out in Spring — A Poet’s Memoir of Living Off the Grid ” — about one fourth of the way in — and am enthralled, meditative, attuned, and simply feeling extremely romantic about places I’ve never lived and…

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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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