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EPC – Electronic Poetry

 

Indeed, charting the production and circulation of poetry is germane to any study of poetry since poetry"s circulation has always been related to its making. The same was true of poetry in the past century, when its means of production and distribution was a crucial consideration of writing. The rise of little magazines and the small press from hand presses of the Fifties through the mimeo, Xerox, and offset production ...

Monday Bookshelf: Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?

 

Don"t be fooled into thinking that just because this book is aimed at elementary school students, it has nothing to teach adults. Kenneth Koch"s Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? has been around long enough to be called a "vintage" book, but the lessons it teaches are still fresh and bright. Originally published in 1972, the book is ...

Resource of the Week: Claremont Review

 

There"s an odd little dichotomy in the world of publishing poetry, an age skip that"s akin to the soap opera kid trick - that"s the one where the cutesy seven year old kid brother or daughter of one of the major characters goes off to boarding school, and returns a month later at the start of the summer season as a 16 year old, thereby skipping ...

SlamNation Lives On

 

It started back in 1998 - not slam poetry. That was already into its teens. No, we"re talking about the art of documenting the Slam scene. That was the year that Paul Devlin"s SlamNation was released to rapidly become a must-own-must-see video for any fan of the spoken word scene. It documented the behind the scenes and onstage action of the National Poetry Slam. ...

The Monday Bookshelf

 

2006 Poet"s Market Nancy Breen, Editor It"s the one indispensible book for any poet who wants to publish. This year"s Poet"s Market has more than 1,800 listings of markets that publish poetry. In addition to contact information, each listing also notes whether the market pays for poetry, and how, as well as giving a brief overview of the publication"s style and needs. You"ll also find a ...

National Poetry Slam News

 

It"s up and running! The official web site for the 2006 National Poetry Slam is up, and it"s a doozy. This year, they"re pulling out all the stops to make sure that those of us who are watching from home get to be part of the fun and excitement. There are blogs available for members, community message boards, an events calendar to chart the ...

The Weekly Blogger: Bud Bloom Poetry

 

Blog: Bud Bloom Poetry Blogger: Rus Bowden Updated: Daily Content: Commentary, musing, reviews, poetry What He Reads: Books, Inq. by Frank Wilson Last night we spoke with Bud Bloom, who blogs at Bud Bloom Poetry about poetry and blogging and ghosts and poetry and more poetry. We"d been talking for a while here at Poems-and-Poetry about doing a weekly "Blogs We Read and Love" feature, and when ...

Quickmuse Again

 

Last week, we pointed you to Quickmuse, the fifteen minute poem site, and this week they"re proving that they"re going to be fun for a while. This week they"ve added another battle royale, pitting poet/publishers Marge Piercy and Johathan Galassi against each other in an epic fifteen minute race. Piercy and Galassi"s efforts can be read at Quickmuse, both in their entirety and ...

Resource of the Week: PENNsound

 

Last week"s announcement that a UK site called iPoetry was going to make poetry mp3"s available to iPod listeners for 50p a poem created a very small media buzz - that is to say, it hardly got a comment from the blogosphere. What little comment did get made was along the lines of this single sentence on the unsalability of poetry. Apparently, the ...