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  • Trips, Journeys, Voyages - More from Cork

    Trips, Journeys, Voyages - More from Cork

    I've been back from Ireland for almost a month. There have been so many welcomes back--buying coneflowers and basil to plant on the balcony, cooking spicy dinners, a few long phone conversations, petting the kitty x 10, sifting through my books on th…
    - 58 days ago, 21 May 19, 5:51pm -
  • Save the .4%! (Or: The Autonomy of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Is Under Attack. Artist Grants Are Being Targeted. Here's What You Need to Know.)
    ANOTHER UPDATE:"Mayor Muriel Bowser Wants Big Changes for the City's Arts Commission"And that has many people in the arts community on edge.Washington City Paper's comprehensive overview of how we've gotten here, with many thanks to Matt Cohen and K…
    - 58 days ago, 21 May 19, 1:45pm -
  • Teaching (& Festival-ing!) in Cork

    Teaching (& Festival-ing!) in Cork

    Strange to navigate the busy waters of the Cork International Poetry Festival, and then the very next week--from a distance, via social media--watch writers navigate the even busier waters of the AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon. I managed to photo…
    - 1 Apr 19, 12:34pm -
  • The Road to Cork

    The Road to Cork

    The universe knew I needed a change. I love DC, but I have been soul-weary. So when the call came from the director of the Munster Literature Centre (an actual phone call) asking if I would take on the John Montague Poetry Fellowship, I said yes. I…
    - 2 Mar 19, 3:08pm -
  • January Tidings

    January Tidings

    I made black-eyed peas on New Year's day. I'd need every bit of good luck I could get, since the next day held a fourteen-hour hell-drive straight to Tampa, arriving in time to teach with my MFA program's residency. Nothing says "fancy life of a poet…
    - 1 Feb 19, 10:36am -
  • The Hungry Poet: Carrot Salad Edition

    The Hungry Poet: Carrot Salad Edition

    This time of year I end up buying ingredients for specific dishes--and then, the leftover odds and ends clutter up my pantry for a while. Rather than letting them wither and go stale, I have to remind myself to make dishes that can incorporate these…
    - 22 Dec 18, 11:15am -
  • Six Posts I Didn't Write & Alex Guarnaschelli

    Six Posts I Didn't Write & Alex Guarnaschelli

    I was going to tell you about being in Oxford, Mississippi, for the annual SFA symposium to launch Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. I was going to tell you about how Monique Truong rocks a lecture like no other. I was goi…
    - 26 Nov 18, 8:19am -
  • Holding Space

    Holding Space

    English artist Rachel Whiteread uses plaster, rubber, and resin to cast spaces we take for granted--doors and bathtubs; the inside of hot water bottles; the undersides of chairs; the cardboard spools for toilet paper. She was the first woman to win t…
    - 7 Oct 18, 2:22pm -
  • Still Digging After All These Years

    Still Digging After All These Years

    On Friday (September 14), I was gathered with a whole lot of DC-area folks at the downtown arena to hear Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound" farewell tour. He was great. The opening reworking of "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" had a haphazard rhythm that…
    - 19 Sep 18, 11:01am -
  • Back to VCCA

    Back to VCCA

    I'm happy to hide out at Virginia Center for Creative Arts in these waning days of summer. The first thing I noticed upon arrival was how green it smells--I love DC, but you don't get layers of flower, grass, and pine, nor so many butterflies. A frog…
    - 19 Aug 18, 11:27am -

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    Poetry 24

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      At last! Poetry24 is open once again, and eager to receive your news-related poems.The site now has a new address and a slightly different look.Click the image below Send your submissions to poetry24ed@gmail.com
      - 9 Aug 17, 3:44am -

    Poetry Magazine

    • A Vow

      A Vow

      Read this poemby Sudesh Mishra from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • Perfect Orange

      Perfect Orange

      Read this poemby Ching-In Chen from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • Freedom

      Freedom

      Read this poemby Nabanita Kanungo from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • Calf’s Tail

      Calf’s Tail

      Read this poemby Sangeeta Singh from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • What Lights Up...?

      What Lights Up...?

      Read this poemby Keki Daruwalla from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • Ancestral Memory

      Ancestral Memory

      Read this poemby Hari Alluri from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • Black Notes on Genre for My Beloved

      Black Notes on Genre for My Beloved

      Read this poemby Rukmini Bhaya Nair from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • If suddenly

      If suddenly

      Read this poemby Anu Lakhan from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • Curvilinear

      Curvilinear

      Read this poemby Biswamit Dwibedy from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • Semicolons

      Semicolons

      Read this poemby Zubair Ahmed from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 1:00am -
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    The Best American Poetry

    • newNext Line, Please: Starting with the End [by Virginia Valenzuela]

      Next Line, Please: Starting with the End [by Virginia Valenzuela]

      Starting with the end seems to solve a few problems that naturally occur when trying to write a poem. It means you don’t have to stare at a blank page (what Mallarmé called “the empty paper defended by its whiteness”), and it prevents you from…
      - 3 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 12:29pm -
    • newKith and Kin [by Philip Brady]

      Kith and Kin [by Philip Brady]

      This is a whimsical piece about the ways that social media shapes identity. It's from Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City. Kith & Kin I hit my head. Whacked it good. I was parked in a Hertz garage, and as I squeezed out of the compact rental—p…
      - 19 hours ago, 17 Jul 19, 8:55pm -
    • newThe Warden of Dover Beach [by Philip Brady]

      The Warden of Dover Beach [by Philip Brady]

      For me, this is the end of an era. Of course, junior geezers like me know lots of era ends, and this is not the last, but perhaps (cue violin) the penultimate. Since 2007, Etruscan Press and the Youngstown State University Poetry Center Outreach Prog…
      - 24 hours ago, 17 Jul 19, 3:46pm -
    • On Barbara Stanwyck's Birthday: An Astrological Profile [by Walter Neff]

      On Barbara Stanwyck's Birthday: An Astrological Profile [by Walter Neff]

      Born in Brooklyn Heights on July 16, 1907, Barbara Stanwyck was an atypical Cancer, with both her moon and her rising sign in Virgo. Gemini, the sign of the twins, rules her midheaven. A talented actress (Mercury in Leo), she was able to project a wi…
      - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 7:39pm -
    • Poetry: For and Against (and a behind the scenes look at editing!) [by Philip Brady]

      Poetry: For and Against (and a behind the scenes look at editing!) [by Philip Brady]

      H.L Hix's new book, Demonstrategy: Poetry: For and Against sheds new light on poetry's place in the world, bringing philosophical, political, economic, "ethopoetic," cultural, historical, and psychological models to a broad and fascinating discussion…
      - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 7:13pm -
    • "Shanked on the Red Bed" [by Susan Wheeler]

      "Shanked on the Red Bed" [by Susan Wheeler]

      >> from Smokes by Susan Wheeler (1998). (It's Susan's birthday.) -- DL        Related StoriesPoetry: For And Against (and a behind the scenes look at editing!) 
      - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 5:02pm -
    • Why Poets Love Noir #2 [by David Lehman and Suzanne Lummis]

      Why Poets Love Noir #2 [by David Lehman and Suzanne Lummis]

      Name your favorite underrated noir movie? Suzanne Lummis: Night and the City (1950) is only a bit underrated by film noir enthusiasts, who grudgingly say it's Good; but I think it’s better than Good. It was shot in London because director Jules Das…
      - 3 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 4:19pm -
    • Approaching All Art with Unchecked Enthusiasm: An Interview with Dante Di Stefano

      Approaching All Art with Unchecked Enthusiasm: An Interview with Dante Di Stefano

      I want to start this week of blogging with an interview, and a poem, by Dante Di Stephano, who is no stranger to the BAP blog. His new book, Ill Angels,is available from Etruscan Press. And here's a link to another recent conversation with Dante at A…
      - 3 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 3:35pm -
    • Philip Brady, Guest Author July 15-19

      Philip Brady, Guest Author July 15-19

      This week we welcome Philip Brady as our guest author. Philip's forthcoming book is The Elsewhere: Selected Poems and Poetics (Broadstone, 2020). His most recent book is a collection of essays, Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City (University of…
      - 4 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 9:19pm -
    • "Mandingo" (by Mitch Sisskind)

      "Mandingo"  (by Mitch Sisskind)

      I'm doing a project of 100 monologues by imaginary students, faculty, administrators, donors, and staff at the University of Mississippi in 1957. After this I will do a similar project set at Columbia University in 1967, and then a final one at a col…
      - 4 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 3:59pm -

    Tuesday Poem

    • And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      Sonow you are privy toa thousand thousand things.        Jennifer ComptonThe geology of the region, the path rain takes underthe earth, the black areas of nitrate.        Sarah Jane BarnettThere are places yet to findwhere the teet…
      - 14 Dec 15, 3:48pm -
    • Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      .So all day long the noise of battle roll’dAmong the mountains by the winter sea;Until King Arthur’s table, man by man,Had fallen in Lyonnesse about their Lord,King Arthur: then, because his wound was deep,The bold Sir Bedivere uplift…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      At the wane of a long seasonof heat filled yellow sky,fire consumes mountain forestsinfested, decimated by bark beetlesfeasting in their own changing world.I swim deliciously in a warmer riverwithout current, cringing at banksso barren I could…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Onthe Richmond bus to Nelson passing Polstead Roadyouonly had to say it, and everyone knew, unspokenwealmost dared not look, it stirred such potent thoughtscausedlaughter, mocking, and a deeply seated superstitioninnuendoout the window,…
      - 23 Nov 15, 4:26pm -
    • Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]-->He wa…
      - 16 Nov 15, 6:01am -
    • That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      She rides side-saddle into her own cliché her heart is pumping smokeboots heavy with things unsaidsunset flecked with mudshe’s breathing fireflames curl from her lipsslow-dancing lovers with cigarette smilesslink and hipsturn on the cl…
      - 9 Nov 15, 1:17pm -
    • Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a reed boatthat slipped its mooring Set drifting onthe current Or the heaping upof ripened grain In the time ofharvestHe was farewelledGone, in thefullness of his time But that finalslipping away Still came likesomething un…
      - 2 Nov 15, 1:52pm -
    • Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      She notes down the time, opens the aquifer sampletaken from a farm west of Hastings, a saturated and fertile zoneof nested multilevel wells. She poursit into the debubbler. The team used a direct pushdrill, the cleanest way to sample intens…
      - 26 Oct 15, 5:54pm -
    • Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      If you love meBring me flowersWild daisiesClutched in your fistLike a torchNo orchids or rosesOr carnationsNo florist's bowJust daisiesSteal themRisk your life for themUp the sharp hillsIn the teeth of the windIf you love meBring me dai…
      - 19 Oct 15, 7:30am -
    • Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Funny how a yawn travels through a rooma pied piper gathering all the ratsIn that instant we all draw from thesame sourcea great swallowed gasp shoved into our lungslike socks stuffed in a bagand thelong outward sighThat we try to hid…
      - 13 Oct 15, 11:42pm -

    Poetry & Blindfolds

    • “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

      “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

      Spoilers ahead. Plus, the picture here is a spoiler, so there’s that. “Nick” is a short film I put together in mid-April 2018. The concept – that of a realtor using an in-home hostage as an amenity to sell a … Continue reading →
      - 29 May 18, 11:14am -
    • Something To Fall Back On

      Something To Fall Back On

      “You can do your act-y thing as much as you want, but always have something to fall back on.” I cannot quite remember which wise, shadowy, looming and spirit-broken role model intoned this to me when I was a child. … Continue reading →
      - 9 Apr 18, 9:24am -
    • Stupid God Damn Bird

      Stupid God Damn Bird

      Hey. You. Bird. Yes, you. The little baby robin who let me walk right up to him and take his picture, close-up. Yes, you. I’ll call you Louie. Hey, Louie. You’re one stupid fuck. Look at you. What the hell are … Continue reading →
      - 23 Jun 17, 9:03pm -
    • “Help!” she cried.

      “Help!” she cried.

      While waiting at the Western Avenue Blue Line stop en route to yet another film set, idling my time with yet another round of Ruzzle on yet another smartphone, my attention was drawn by some distant caterwauling: a couple fighting … Continue readin…
      - 23 Apr 17, 10:39pm -
    • Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      A short collection of sites dedicated to pushing back against the more alarming actions taken by the Trump Administration. Continue reading →
      - 1 Feb 17, 11:27am -
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