Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
"Mention micropoetry to most people, and naturally they think you?re talking about haiku. In fact, a 31-syllable tanka also fits snugly into a 140-character post on Twitter, Identica, or similar micromessaging services. But I?ve been compiling a list of other, mostly Western models that Twitter poets might derive inspiration from as well."
These include Sappho fragments, Biblical one-liners, Martial's epigrams, blues. dichos, selected Modermist poems (Pound, Williams, Machado) and more.
PS jarchas belong here too.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Twitter is easy, fast, and convenient. The World Mind Network is taking further and wants to know if tweets can produce writing of lasting quality.
There are poetic forms that can be completed in fewer than 140 characters (examples on Twit Lit page): Limerick, Haiku, the Clerihew, Quintilla, the Than-Bauk, Sijo, Cinquain, and Kural.
Try your hand at creating tweets using these formats. Twit Lit is offering a prize for the best work, details & examples on web site.
Hurry up & get twittering - the deadline is Sept 1, 2009.
Email entries to Twitterlit@gmail.com. Include name, phone number and email to verify sender. Entries from a Twitter feed not accepted: re-tweeting complicates authenticating authorship.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Announcing NetPoetic, a new Electronic Literature/Digital Poetry portal, founded by Jason Nelson and Davin Heckman.
With over 30 of our best writers, thinkers and artists, NetPoetic is a group conversation, updated near daily with posts, news, theory, artworks and all manner of glorious E-Lit related material.
Coming later this year: the first NetPoetic exhibition and a peer reviewed journal. If you want to take part post a few comments and explore the site then contact Jason Nelson.
The URL: http://www.netpoetic.com
posted from The Poetics List, a moderated, not all posts accepted. Check guidelines & sub/unsub info: http://epc.buffalo.edu/poetics/welcome.html
Image via WikipediaMountainair's Sunflower Festival, Poets & Writers Picnic and Sunflower Writing Workshop are over for another year. I have a workshop poem for the blogging, waiting on pictures, perhaps also accompanied by featured reader poems never plogged.
Otherwise, it's back to non-picnic schedule and "editorial" policies, the latter surely a post of its own. The short version: more poetry; calendar items; poetry humor (i.e. Amazing Poet Bot) as stumbled over; publishing & submission deadlines; and the like.
from the Academy of American Poets
Friday, August 21, 2009
The following article link has been sent to you by firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the following message:PWP soon passing (not without forthcoming updates), so tunc et nunquam plogging past poetry / 'poetry for the future' / digital implications. Would plogging this, eg publishing in a digital medium, make that metadigital poetics or just metadigital?
Helen Vendler, a Harvard scholar and literary critic, published a book in 2007, "Our Secret Discipline," about the formal structure of W.B. Yeats'poetry, that I read last year, and only now am getting around to writing about. Yeats, who is...
To read the rest of this article, please click link to Poetry for the Future
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
To help you plan your day... for a more detailed schedule.
John Bullock, guitarist
Open Mic starts with introducing Emcees: Dale Harris and Ken Gurney
Tamra Hays. poet
Gary Brower, poet, accompanied by John Bullock, guitarist
Headliner: Gary Glazner, poet
Individual featured readers
Music: NM Celtic Singers and LuLu
Individual featured readers
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
There's still room to enroll in the 2009 Sunflower Poetry Writing Workshop!
Coming to the Poets & Writers Picnic at the Mountainair Sunflower Festival? Make it a full 3 days of poetry by signing up for the 5th Annual Sunflower Poetry Workshop held Thursday August 20 thru Saturday August 22nd at the Shaffer Hotel in
Explore poetry of place in workshop sessions, experiencing and writing at and about special places on your self-directed “poet’s tour” of Mountainair and at Gran Quivira – ancient city, pre-Columbian trading center, Pueblo community, Spanish mission, abandoned ruins.
Special guest faculty this year is Gary Mex Glazner, a favorite son, sorely missed in
Sunflower Poetry Workshop activities include plein air poetry session and at Gran Quivera, one of the Salinas Pueblo Mission Ruins, campfire storytelling at the Shaffer, and poets tours of Mountainair.
Links (online at Google Docs, login with Google or Open ID)
- Sunflower Festival Program
- Poets & Writers Picnic Schedule
- Picnic and Workshop flyer
- Sunflower Writing Workshop Brochure
Fees: Workshop registration is $125 - for writing sessions only, lodging and meals not included. Local lodging information.
Contact: Workshop Director Dale Harris, email email@example.com or call 505-242-4930 for more information and to enroll.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Children's Sunflower Art Project
Thursday, August 6, 2009
|We got tweeted by bowerypoetry (Gary Glazner): We are webcasting live at the BPC http://www.rfg3travel.com/bowerylive103008.html|
Maybe it won't be live by the time you get this, but check it out anyway. In case it slipped your mind, the Bowery Poetry Club's Gary Glazner is our picnic special special feature and sunflower poetry writing workshop guest instructor.