This month I will be featuring a lot more poetry news since it’s National Poetry Month.
Favorite Search Terms:
- sylvia plath – spinster: She never made it to spinsterhood. Unfortunately she used the oven as a cubby hole and had children.
- roald dahl font: He has his own font? I’m totally intrigued.
- blue poetry: Is this poetry of sorrow, or poetry of sky?
- bowel movement in a bookstore: No wonder you got my blog.
- Revolution House is out with Issue 2.1
Prompts and Exercises from Poets & Writers. Everyone needs a little push once in a while.
- Asheville Wordfest is fundraising on kickstarter. It’s May 4th and 5th: spoken word poetry and poetry discussion. Amelia, you better be going to this for me since I can’t attend.
- Verse Daily Poem of the Day by Mary Ruefle.
- If you have a teen girl in NYC who loves to write, apply for Girls Write Now!
- More men published in literary journals @ The Atlantic. Good thing less than half the population owns a penis.
- Join Poem-A-Day @ Poets.org for National Poetry Month.
- Pig Song by Margaret Atwood. Many of you probably like her speculative fiction, but did you know she writes damn good poetry as well.
- American Book Review 100 Best Lines
- Fourteen-year-old is two times published (by parents) @ NY Times.
- Anne Patchett is nominated for Times Most Influential List, but can she beat Beyonce? Does she make you want to put a ring on it?
- “The Subject is Silence” by poet Li-Young Lee @ Poetry Daily
- For teachers (or bookish nerds like me) Steel Cage Poem Death Match @ Poetry Foundation
- Harper Lee: Hey, Boo @ PBS.org (YES, DOCUMENTARIES).
On Beauty by Zadie Smith probably coming to the big screen. What books would you like to see turned into movies? I want Summer Sisters by Judy Blume.
- Would The Marriage Plot have been as successful if written by a woman@ Sunday Book Review – NY Times.
- “Or would this novel (which I loved) have been relegated to “Women’s Fiction,” that close-quartered lower shelf where books emphasizing relationships and the interior lives of women are often relegated?” (teaser).
- Pulitzer Prize Winner Gene Weingarten shares his thoughts on writing in this interview @ Writer’s Digest.
15 Literary Bedrooms @ thekitchn
- David Shields of Creative Nonfiction – Required Reading.
- Harry Crews dies at 76. Iconic Southern Writer.
- How many creative outlets do you have? Why creative people need many outlets.
- Twelve Great Small Presses @ Flavorwire.
- Word for Word @ Lapham’s Quarterly.
- Remembrances of Poet, Adrienne Rich @ Poetry Foundation.
- Dear Cheryl: A Wild Night with Sugar and the Rumpus @ The Outlet.
- Harry Crews @ The New York Times
- Ridiculously awesome envelopes @ The Colossal by Mark Powell.