Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Poem Bakeoff - Get those last-minute entries in!

Poems have been rolling in, embracing a banquet of forms. Sonnets, pantoums, free verse, we got 'em! You have until midnight tomorrow to send in your entry if you've been dallying.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Big Diesel Chapbook

What better place to publish a poem than a vehicle that moves constantly through the city with an all-day captive audience? The Poetry in Motion project this year has selected 15 poems -- one of my lucky poems among those -- to appear on local buses. Think of it as a big diesel chapbook.

See the poem posters here -- scroll through all the selections by clicking on the arrow at the lower right corner of the displayed poem.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Contest update -- Poem Bakeoff, a report from the kitchen

Thank you, ambitious souls who have already submitted entries! There's still plenty of time left for those of you still crafting your poems. And for those of you who've grumbled about the difficulty of combining opera, proportion and brine (those seem to generate the most angst) in a single poem, I refer you to Contemporary Verse's contest, which runs only 48 hours and this year presented a list of 10 words, one of which was . . . thorax.

Yes, thorax. You can be grateful that contest is already over -- you're too late now to sweat over that one.

So, no whining. Get back to the kitchen, bake me a poem.

(Full disclosure -- I did enter their contest, thorax and all, but the subject of my poem was Whitman, and the magazine is Canadian, so I'll guess my chances are .... zip?)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

What's it like to publish your first book?

Browse these interviews of poets publishing a first book. Interviews are from Kate Greenstreet's blog, Every Other Day.