Here’s an interview I did of Arkansas poet Justin Booth for The Idle Class magazine. Lots of great publishing and writing tips in here: http://idleclassmag.com/justinboothinterview/
Another great article from the Submittable blog
Great article in the NYT on the state of poetry in the US and elsewhere: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/sunday-review/poetry-who-needs-it.html?_r=0
Experiment: Undoing rules against the pluralization of present-progressive verbs. Let the gerunds go forth and multiply. Continue reading
see this Child out where
once You sang remembered
songs about that ten-days Call
Me i’ll sing too.
we think ourselves Heroic walkers in sound.
i see Your angled lip
it bears evidence of Wiles.
watch us Move and exist
exist and – Faster
old Now and tired then
gone. the child is still there For
not Fear so much as a warm boredom towards our faces.
the elevators they have These
buttons with no Words on them.
i pRefer not to push.
i went To my compass
and inside i made A
bright Young z axis over north west x y
call me new cardinal Scholar
of strange planes In time
i go to find a new Heat for the needle.
Among the striking sentences in Shelley’s A Defence of Poetry is the following:” A Poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds: his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician, who feel that they are moved and softened, yet know not whence or why”(861). Several things are working in this sentence that also function in To a Sky-Lark. Continue reading