Sunday, April 14, 2013

hello old friend, how about a few lit links?

I haven't been here for a while. Let's just skip the part where I feel bad about that, k?

The Literary Roundup is going to be renamed. Lit Links sounds fun, but I'm not sure yet. It's also going to be more frequent, until I decide it will be less frequent. So, infrequent sometimes and frequent other times. With changing frequency.

You should read this article by Deborah Copaken Kogan for The Nation. Brave and relevant words.

The third issue of Blast Furnace is up and it's a doozy. John Simon, Valerie Loveland, Bob Walicki, Rachel Bunting, and more. So much delicious poetry. Seriously, go marvel at Mr. Walick's line breaks. He enjambed the crap out of that beautiful, stark poem.

oh yeah, I tumblr for you.

Kristopher Collins review Braiding the Storm for Pittsburgh Magazine. I am humbled.

Andrew Ervin confesses that he is part of the problem with regard to VIDA's Count.

Oh yeah, it's National Poetry Month. I didn't forget, it's just my brain and body decided to go on strike this April, which put me in some awkward situations with my writing journal. I'd just sit there avoiding eye contact, whistling, while the blank pages were just out in the open for all to see. With a pen lying on them, no less! I did manage a few translations of a Bashō poem though. You should try writing one. It's fun.

translations of Matsuo Bashō's poem "old pond" by Laura E. Davis 

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