The Lost Poets
For the past few months, I’ve been thinking again and again about something Mark Doty posted on Facebook related to the connection between poetry and the idea of (or the term itself) “the academy.” I was initially irritated by Mark’s implication that poetry existed only within colleges and universities these days, as from my perspective,…
Consider life without the NEA
Here’s roughly half of the literary organizations receiving support from the NEA in 2010. Consider the number of presses, publications, and author support organizations here, and then consider how your involvement in advocacy will make a difference this year. A Public Space Literary Projects, Inc.Brooklyn, NY$10,000To support the publication of the quarterly literary magazine A…
How to Be Community
Been thinking about Steve Fellner’s post here about perspectives on gay male poetry community. There are a few things I personally think are important about being in a community, any community, and having good experiences there: 1. Be nice to other people.2. Don’t say shitty things about other people in the community.3. Help other people…
Dustin Brookshire continues to prove that without sleep all things are possible by starting Project Verse, poetry’s answer to Project Runway. In related news, Santino Rice is one of the regular judges on Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, the drag queen version of America’s Next Top Model.
For Your Consideration
This slick little site just popped up on my radar. What do you all think? WEbook is a revolutionary online book publishing company, which does for the industry what American Idol did for music. (Modestly speaking, of course.) Welcome to the home of groundbreaking User-Generated Books. WEbook is the vision of a few occasionally erudite…
It’s All Official Now.
The papers are signed…. The powers that be have been notified…. So now I can tell you… I’m leaving ASU effective June 20! I’ve accepted the Director position at The Writer’s Center, a literary nonprofit community center, in Bethesda, MD! For those of you keeping score, this is my 18th move in 13 years. At…