Thursday Resource: Ablemuse Eratosphere

Emily Dickinson wrote in a vacuum, but most poets thrive on open discussion, exchange and critique. Local writers workshops are one avenue, and can be found in nearly any city. Open mic readings, book stores and the like often encourage exchange. The internet is another source of poetry discourse and critique, and poetry groups of all sorts have been part of the online scene almost since its inception. Too often ...

Thursday Resource: Interboard Poetry Community

Poking through the places where I find news, poetry and interesting things on which to follow up, it occurred to me that I haven"t shared the Interboard Poetry Community as the resource most likely to drag me in for hours and make me late for everything else in my life. Rus Bowden introduced me to it a while back, when we talked ...

Thursday Resource: Council of Literary Magazines and Presses

Anyone who has followed along through my Tuesday Markets post has heard me complain more than once about the number of dead links, and bemoan how many small press publications disappear without a whimper. Some weeks, I go through half a dozen or more small magazines and press links that either lead to 404 errors, or to pages thanking ...

Thursday: Resources This Week

Poetry - ask ten poets to define it and chances are that you will get ten different answers. For most, the answer is closest to the old cliche definition of art - I can"t define it, but I know when I see it. Or, in this case, hear it. Or read it. We know that the answer to "what is poetry?" is one that"s ...

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 ...