Poems & Such

I have two old short poems ("Lightning Over Walgreens" and "In This Poem You Asked For, Love") up at the new issue of Rougarou. Other poets in the issue: Marilyn Kallet, Jessie Janeshek, Edward Byrne, Kristi Maxwell, and many others.
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Did you know you can vote for your favorite author at the website for the Library of Congress's 2010 National Book Festival. Not surprising, I guess, there's not a single poet on the current results list.

Vote for a poet!

Who did you vote for?

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from Ana Božičević's recent interview with 3:AM:
I also regard poetic traditions/styles as something that evolved along with the generations who wrote them – they all were and are vitally important in some way. I don’t see a point in attaching value judgment to form; I want to be free to open a book of Keats and a book of Stein and learn rhythm from both equally on the same afternoon. And, vis a vis the terminology of “traditional” versus “experimental” – I question the value of those words to poetry – I question the extent to which the linear language of some literary theories, its reiteration, gives justice to what poetry does and is, to the exclusion of other vocabularies. Of course, sometimes writing a cutting-edge flight manual is necessary; but sometimes it’s simpler just to be a bird.
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The film version of Howl, that new period piece starring Daniel Desario, Don Draper, Nancy Botwin, Edward R. Murrow, and Jim Carey's friend in Dumb & Dumber, has a website. And they've posted the release dates for cities near you! To my surprise, Knoxville actually made the cut. Here's the trailer:



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Dante's Internet:


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