Friday, April 13, 2012

Poetry, Links & Other Relevant Things

-April is National Poetry Month, in case you didn't know. How are you celebrating?

-Interview with Phayvanh Luekhamhan (Executive Director of Montpelier Alive) talking about Poem City in Montpelier, Vermont. 

-I have a poem at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library for this event. It'll be there all month.

-How To Read Poetry Today, David Kirby, New York Times Sunday Book Review-David takes a look at David Orr's book Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
"The teachers thought that my poem said one thing but meant another, and that it’s the reader’s job to figure out what the poet is really saying. No wonder poetry doesn’t have a bigger audience. All that code cracking. Who has the time? David Orr, that’s who — though in “Beautiful and Pointless,” his new guide to modern poetry, the most important thing he reveals about codes is that there aren’t any."

-The Beauty and Difficulty of poet Nikky Finney

-My guest post is up over at Metre Maids-The Spaces In Which We Write: On Poets' Preferred Writing Spots.
Special thanks to E. Kristin Anderson, and all those who shared their spaces: Patrick Ross, Jill Crammond, Jodi Paloni, Anatoly Molotkov & Michelle Singer.
Check out Metre Maids for new poetic-type content throughout the whole month of April!

My space.


  1. How to celebrate?
    Perhaps I'll write a haiku.
    Or maybe I won't.