Poetry roundup

October 12th, 2012

Twitter has been good to me this week, and this week’s poems were brought to my attention by the lovely folks in my timeline. Here’s a sample:

Silent Dragon” by Rafael Acevedo in The Kenyon Review Online, courtesy of @kenyonreview

Formerly Communist Love Sonnet” by Connie Deanovich at The Poetry Foundation, courtesy of @Don_Share and in honor of the word “malarkey.”

Skinhead” by Patricia Smith at AGNI Online via @vivliovision

1945” by Jean Valentine in Plume Poetry courtesy of @CopperCanyonPrs

and “Gila” at Poets.org via @Drebelle.

As always, I love to hear what you’re reading. Enjoy the weekend everybody!

Poetry Roundup

September 27th, 2012

No poems today, people, but poets talking about poems and poetry.

Here’s a very interesting – and useful – interview with Dorianne Laux in Sliver of Stone Magazine; Traci Brimhall on writing Our Lady of the Ruins (and more) (thanks for that link, Andrea!); at the Huffington Post, an interview with Marie Howe, the newly-named poet laureate of New York; and at the Indiana Review blog, five marks of oft-rejected poems.

Oh, okay, here’s a poem: Absence by Joe Wilkins over at Linebreak because my god I love Joe Wilkins.

Poetry roundup

September 20th, 2012

Always, Traci Brimhall:

What They Found in the Diving Bell” at Poets.org

To Poison the Lion” at Blackbird.

Through a Glass Darkly” at Slate (bonus: you can listen to her reading this one).

The Visitation” at iO.

Marney” and “Missing” at The 2River View.


Poetry roundup

September 13th, 2012

The Library of Congress is providing a poem a day through the Poetry 180 program. The poems have been selected with high school students in mind, but they’re not juvenile – William Stafford is on the list, and Thomas Lux, and Nick Flynn and Natasha Trethewey. You can find the full list here and sign up to have a link to the day’s poem sent to your in box every day.

Over at Boxcar Poetry Review, Tory Adkisson is writing about “Duende.”

In IthacaLit, Ruth Bavetta’s “Black, White” went right to the core of me.

At Linebreak, Ted Meyer tells us “Where Voices Come From.” If you like good poetry, really just do yourself a favor and sign up for Linebreak’s poems via email. Beauty in your inbox once a week.

Poetry roundup

August 2nd, 2012

For your reading pleasure this weekend:

After Paradise Lost” by Alison Powell in Boston Review.

Birds There is No Moon” by Dorothea Lasky in Plume.

Months After the Mt. Cashmere Wildfire, with Meteors” by Luke Johnson in Linebreak.

Second Cat” by Rebecca McClanahan at Cave Wall.