Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Marvels

Had a great weekend camping the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River. Hot dogs were impaled on pocketknife-whittled sticks. The dog splashed through eddies. Timed group-photographs were taken. What a place, this is. I'm thankful, all over again, to live in the Northwest.

I brought with me my contributor's copy of the latest issue of New England Review and am floored to be in such excellent company. Check out Traci Brimhall's "Somniloquy" from the new issue. Huge thanks to C. Dale Young for including some of my poems, and to the whole NER staff for putting together such a wonderful magazine. Go get you some.


-Steve Almond, over at The Rumpus


-via NYT


Just started Bloom's latest and have been enjoying it. I'm not sure there's a more cogent or eloquent writer when it comes to discussing the ways in which poems move and how the reader must move with them.


-Letter from Tom Lutz, Chair of Creative Writing at UCR, on the impending dilemmas of the Academy...


via NPR

The images of the tornadoes in the midwest are devastating. Joplin is my grandmother's birthplace, was my great-grandparents' home.


Killer first line of the moment:

"O Tommy Hearns, o blood come down."

from "Prayer in the Name of Saint Thomas Hearns" by Gabrielle Calvocoressi
(Apocalyptic Swing, Persea Books, 2009)


Aloe Blacc - Loving You Is Killing Me from Stones Throw on Vimeo.

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