Thursday, April 30, 2009

Poet Craig Arnold has Gone Missing

Many of you have been following this story. You can get regular updates at Find Craig Arnold. Craig is a professor here at the University of Wyoming, and the university is also taking an active interest in finding him.

The search has been extended a few days, but help, support, and spreading the word are all still very appreciated.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm Sorry About the Tori Amos, too


But what're you gonna do?

Farrah Field has made a juicy Gurlesque syllabus. A particularly inspired choice, Gremlins.

There's some neuron I've got to trace, connecting Gurlesque (and other feminist poetics, I'd suspect) to Haraway's companion species work.

And here are five poems by Farrah that Jeff & I got all hyped up about. Why didn't I buy Farrah's book at AWP? Next year, shopping list.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

We Should All Have Trailers For Our Books


Maximum Gaga from Josef Horáček on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

You Cannot be Inoculated


If you scroll down to the podcast player at Bloof Books, you'll find Todd Colby, Reb Livingston, Michael Schiavo, and Peter Davis reading some beauts. Poems from Anne, Shanna, Sandra, and myself abound. And links will take you to Ada Limon's blog where you can find Jen Knox posting as well, or to Anne Boyer's Odalisqued, in case you have some socks you've desperately been trying to knock off.

In other news, 8.3% of US American adults have contracted poetry in the past year. While Newsweek notes that the rate of infection has decreased over the past decade, the epidemic is by no means under control, and the virus itself grows stronger. We must turn our attention to its potential mutations, as "poetry seems likely to persist, in one form or another."

Friday, April 03, 2009

Poets House Showcase



If you're in NYC, and would like some face time with this year's 2000+ poetry related titles, check out the Poets House Showcase. Zorba is there, along with the others from Bloof.

The 17th Annual Poets House Showcase
April 4-11, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 1:00–4:00pm
Exhibit Hours: Saturday, April 4-11, during regular library hours

Catch an eyeful of what's happening in poetry today with this divergent, cacophonous display of all the new poetry and poetry-related books published in the United States in the last year. From micro-press chapbooks to masterworks from major commercial publishers, over 2,000 titles share shelf space for one week.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

NaPoWriMo at Bloof Books Blog

Over at Bloof, you'll find us participating in the poem a day NaPoWriMo madness. I hear there are podcasts to come, and in the meantime, an embarrassment of riches from Anne Boyer, Shanna Compton, Jen Knox, Sandra Simonds, and myself. Really, blush.