Friday link roundup

January 19th, 2018

Some of what’s inspiring me this week:

I can’t remember the first poems that made me aware of Chelsea Dingman’s work, but I do remember reading them and immediately adding her name to a running list of “poets to keep an eye on” I have. My heart does a little leap each time I find a new poem by Chelsea, and this week’s find is this stunner, “Notes on Inheritance,” in Guernica.

If you want more poetry than I can possibly throw at you, follow Kaveh Akbar on Twitter (@KavehAkbar) (if you’re a Twitter user. If you’re not, it might be worth setting up an account just to follow him, it’s that good.)

Only Bread, Only Light by Stephen Kuusisto.

Love Poem Without a Drop of Hyperbole in It” by Traci Brimhall in The New Yorker – the link goes to directly to The New Yorker so if you’re not a subscriber it will use up one of your free allowed monthly articles, but I say it’s worth it. But I wanted to give everybody a fair head’s up.

The poem “Stings” by Sylvia Plath.

This interview with Jericho Brown at New Letters On The Air. His generous spirit comes right through my speakers, I think I’d be blown over flat if I ever got to be in the same room as him. (GOALS!)

Even Pines Have Crowns” by Hannah Vanderhart in Cotton Xenomorph.

I’d very much like to attend a writers’ residency this year, so this article at Brevity on how to prepare for a future residency is very helpful right now. You should read the whole thing (and follow their fantastic links to more advice) but some big take-aways are: even if you don’t have anyplace in mind yet, get your CV and list of publications up to date and start formulating an artist’s statement. That way if you suddenly find a great residency with an application deadline rapidly approaching, you’ll have the solid basics of an application in decent shape already.

 


3 Responses to “Friday link roundup”

  1. Tracy on January 20, 2018 3:47 am

    You’re back! I’m back! (Again!) Just read our prior comments from last fall! We left Finland almost 5 years ago – it feels like a lifetime, and have been in the DC area since. Europe to stereotypical US suburbia – it’s almost whiplash inducing! I’m so glad you got to work with Eduardo and that it was an amazing experience. My mom actually had coffee with him in our hometown a few weeks ago and he’s headed to your side of the pond for a few months, shortly. It’s great to see you blogging again! I have no idea how I originally found you, but I wonder if it was somehow from Ask Moxie??? Btw – my little boy tried hockey, but I guess my desert rat genes overrode his Finnish birth. The helmet is now for sale!

  2. ren on January 20, 2018 5:24 pm

    I appreciate these round-ups!

  3. Jennifer on January 25, 2018 2:22 pm

    I’m glad!

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