Saturday, November 24, 2007


Not only does the title of the blog warrant attention, so does the name of the web-site link to it, included below. Just like Press, Press, Press, this blog features poetry books for sale. Cannibal produces its own journal and chapbook series and upcoming events. This is another “rabbit-hole” find that I think is worth investigating.

Thanks for checking in, please read about another living poet feature tomorrow…

Friday, November 23, 2007

Poetry Tips Friday: Reviews

How often do you read reviews about movies and writers? I read them from time to time and don’t always agree with them. However, if you are stuck in Writer’s Block or just looking for a new spin, try writing a review or article by way of a poem.
You can describe a movie, a book, and title it as “A Critical Poem Featuring ……”

If that doesn’t sound interesting, try reducing a novel or movie into a poem. Can you make it short? Can you turn it into an epic poem? Can you make it easy to name the movie or book if you leave off the title when coming up with your own title? Can you put a new ending or spin on it? The possibilities are endless and best of all, great practice for thinking up new poems to write.

Good luck with your writing, please stop by tomorrow for another interesting poetry blog…

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving, Open Submissions at The Qurik

Happy Thanksgiving Poets and Poetry Readers!

The Quirk is open to submissions! Send an SASE with up to 7 poems to Kaveh Akbar and Erik Scott for their third issue coming up. No simultaneous admissions, and if you send in previously published work it must be fantastic writing with credits towards who published it. If you send them an e-mail and want your poems returned, send the SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope). If you submit by e-mail please title it QUIRK SUBMISSION in the subject line and in the e-mail include your mailing address. Good luck to all of you submitting!

The Quirk c/o Kaveh Akbar and Erik Scott1275 N. Third Street, Shreve B507West Lafayette, IN 47906

Thanks for stopping in, and give thanks to all of the poets who inspire you on this wonderful day of fantastic food and relaxation…
Stop by tomorrow for more Poetry Tips on Friday if you’re able to pull out of the Turkey Coma.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Poems Linked by Poet Hound
Perfect for a gray, cold day…a poem by Lynne Potts titled “Whole Worlds Had Already Happened”
“A Brief History of Lying” by Joshua Marie Wilkinson… all I have to say is a soft “wow…”

Thanks for checking out these poets, and please stop in tomorrow for another Thursday edition of Open Submissions, yes, even on Thanksgiving I’ll still be posting… Utilize that long turkey-induce coma to send out some poems…

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams is a very well known poet whom many poetry writers look up to, and of course, many readers look up to as well. He was born in 1883 and passed in 1963. I picked up William Carlos Williams’ Selected Poems edited by Charles Tomlinson at the local library and below I have provided another link to the Poetry Foundation’s information and poems of this poet. Ezra Pound discovered his talents in 1913 and brought Williams’ work to a wider readership. Williams was a poet and novelist who explored America in all its glory. He describes simple scenes and intimate moments, his poems range in length of page and in length of lines. Some are very short lines such as in the poem “At the Faucet of June:”

to solve the core
of whirling flywheels
by cutting

and longer lines such as the poem “The Yachts:”

brilliance of cloudless days, with broad bellying sails
they glide to the wind tossing green water
from their sharp prows while over them the crew crawls

All in all, his poems are easy to understand when they are read, and they are so very beautiful. I highly recommend brushing up on poetry in general by reading Williams and please use the link below to find out more about him.

Thanks for reading, please stop by tomorrow for more linked poems from around the on-line literary journals…

Monday, November 19, 2007

Bloof Books Site

I know what you’re thinking, how do I find all these places to go? By going deep down the rabbit hole that is Poetry on the Web… This site features a store page where you can buy books of poetry and it also features readings they will be hosting throughout the US, including Florida State University for those of you who visit my site from here in Florida. I e-mailed Bloof Books to see if there was a physical location and they told me they are located in Mercer County, NJ but only as a virtual site and on-line store. Please check them out, they have a blog with pictures of their readings and plenty of events to keep you occupied!

Thanks for dropping in, I’ll see you tomorrow for another poet who has passed but leaves behind their wonderful words…

Sunday, November 18, 2007

W.S. Di Piero

Mr. Di Piero was born in 1945 and grew up in Philadelphia. Luckily for us all, the Poetry Foundation has great information on him and poems to look at by using the link below. I had picked up the book Skirts and Slacks by W.S. Di Piero at the library and this link talks about this book. Don’t you love it when the hard work has already been done for you? Mr. Di Piero’s poems talk about every day happenings and of life and death. The language is easy to read and full of imagery you wouldn’t normally think of. For example, in his poem “Psychopomp” there’s these two lines:

Consciousness taffied by drugs
Into and out of the dull light

I love those two lines because if you have ever seen a taffy pull then it is a very intriguing image to think of “consciousness” being taffied. These kinds of lines are throughout the poems in this book and I highly recommend you take a look. Surely if I can find it in a library you can find it, too. As always, the Poetry Foundation offers fantastic poetry resources and to find out more about Mr. Di Piero please click on the link below and explore the poems that are featured.

Thanks for dropping in, please come by tomorrow for another great poetry website…