Poetry To Do's

~*~ Over Facebook, I read that Steve Evans has asked for contributions for Attention Span 2010, which got me to looking at previous entries.

http://www.thirdfactory.net/attentionspan.html

Of immediate note to me were Jennifer Scappettone's and CA Conrad's contributions last year:

CA's http://thirdfactory.wordpress.com/2009/09/27/attention-span-2009-ca-conrad/

Jennifer Scappettone's - esp RE Herman Melville's verse; must remember to check that out! http://thirdfactory.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/attention-span-2009-jennifer-scappettone/


~*~ When thinking about what I would submit as far as newer books that I read enthusiastically this year, I remembered how much I liked Christopher Rizzo's e-book from 2008, "Playing the Amplitudes". Though two years' later in linking to it, better late than never: http://www.blazevox.org/ebk-cRizzo-REAL.pdf


~*~ Environmental crisis like the BP oil spill heighten emotions and inspire creators to create. Here's a link to poems and a call to poems, if you have any, in response to the oil spill:
Poets for Living Waters http://poetsgulfcoast.wordpress.com/

~*~ This is an older (a few years old, that is) essay/post/manifesto from Simon Dedeo that articulates alot of the trouble I had when I was in my emeffay. The trouble is, sometimes, I like the people and their ideas, I don't end up liking their poems is what. And this outlines reasons why, though in a much harsher way than I'd ever put it. I stick closer to "to each his own/ can't we all just get along" pragmatic kind of view when it comes to warring factions in poetry. Still, there's something very attractive about a clear articulation of "what's wrong and why" in certain types of poems...http://absentmag.org/issue02/html/simon_dedeo.html

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