Saturday, October 20, 2007

What You Want, You Know I've Got It

Well, I messed up. I accidentally posted Saturday’s post on Friday, a whole day early.
So, since I did that, I’m going to ask you to let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see in particular in this blog. I started it because I couldn’t find what I wanted, or if I did find it, it was terribly inconsistent. As noted on the profile, my aim is to provide resources to poets and poetry readers, and to keep in concise and understandable. But this blog is nothing without readers, so if there’s a feature you’d like to see more of, less of, or a different feature altogether, let me know. So far there are features on poets live and writing, poets who have passed on, cool web-sites, featured blogs, open submissions for various presses and journals, tips for writing, and my own little rough drafts. If you've got anything to say you can post it in the comments or e-mail me at poethoundblogspotATyahooDOTcom.

Tomorrow I will post my e-mail interview with Laurel Snyder on her first book of published poems titled The Myth of the Simple Machines. Please stop by tomorrow and check it out!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Poetry Tips: Mix and Match

It may be that you have enough poems under your belt that there are similar themes, subjects, words, etc. Many poets have taken two poems and place them together in many shapes and forms. Some have two separate poems side by side on the page so that it is easier to decipher that they are different. Others use spacing and indents while alternating stanzas of two similar poems so that you may not realize two separate poems are co-existing peacefully on the same page. Either way, it is a great exercise in creativity and can be quite fruitful in producing new poems. Good luck, and may the Muse whisper often in your ear.

Drop by tomorrow for another noteworthy blog…



Now that I’ve gone deep down the “rabbit hole” that is the World of Poetry I was ecstatic to stumble onto this site. PRESS PRESS PRESS features nothing but the newest poetry books out from small presses. Please by all means support these little presses and their poets by checking them out at:

Thanks for glancing in and please come by tomorrow for a fantastic interview with Laurel Snyder who has her very first book of poems out from PRESS PRESS PRESS.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Open Submissions With + Stand

Thanks to Ron Silliman for including this link in his blog, I was able to include this as an open call for submissions. With + Stand is very new, not much is known about them but this is another opportunity to be the first of a new magazine.
Please visit the site and happy submitting!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Poetry by Poet Hound

I did not have time to comprise another Punctured Poetry edition, they are more difficult to do than I first imagined so I am back posting my own rough drafts until I come up with more. As always, you are welcome to submit your own poems to poethoundblospotATyahooDOTcom. Until then, enjoy…


Dry and boring, it shrivels
on the back porch to the sound
of drip-drop-drip
of scattered rain,
bland color sucking
in the sunny disposition
of peaches fat and nestled
in the splintered wicker bowl.

Oh, and P.S. I am currently trying to get Shail Patel’s attention to post his poems from POETRY the October issue. These are Patel’s first published poems from what the bio in POETRY says and if he does finally answer my e-mail, I will happily post them on an upcoming Sunday for a live writing poet feature.

Thanks for dropping by. Tomorrow we will feature another open submissions!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Poems For All

This web-site is really spectacular in that it is artistic, fun, and free, just like the Beard of Bees Press.
This site is titled Poems For All and is based out of Sacramento, California where a one-man show literally prints up tiny poetry booklets. They are business card sized booklets, folded in half, containing the poet’s poem(s) inside. The man in charge creates the cover of the booklets and then distributes them for free all around the city. There is also an on-line submission page should you feel so inspired to submit a poem of your own and see if published in this way. The covers are clever and colorful, the poems are also divine. I submitted a poem of mine already, we’ll see if it ever gets taken up… In the mean-time, check out the site and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping in and I’ll see you tomorrow to discuss another passed poet…