Literary Connections, Poetweet and Social Media

WordPress is a funny place. Imagine dropping your notebook, and a few words you jotted down suddenly wind up being published online. Or maybe you accidentally turned in your outline on Chaucer, rather than  your completed essay, but the professor gave you an A anyway. WordPress is a wonderfully weird place. Last night I accidentally…

“Amish Fantasy” on Secrets T(OUR) for Halloween

How’s that for an enigmatic title? We can put this under the heading (once I get around to figuring out how to reorganize my “categories”) of Publishing News or Recently Published. Not long ago T/OUR Magazine, subtitled “The Truth About OUR Stories,” solicited entries on the theme “Secrets.” T/OUR is a young literary magazine out of…

What is Poetry?

Originally posted on Eunoia Review:
poetry is like a fish trying to break the surface of the conscious. poetry is the language of the primitive speaking in tongues. a poetic philosophy is a belief in illusion and the power of poems. he had a history of poetry like an affliction or a virtue. a society…

Weird Holiday of the Week

Originally posted on Scott Navicky:
Shakespeare’s Birthdeath Day: Shakespeare died on April 23, supposedly after getting “porter in Macbeth” drunk with his good mates, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton. No one knows exactly when Shakespeare was born, but he was christened on April 26. As it stands to reason that lil’ Willy was christened three…

London Got Bombed at Dusk–by Poetry

See on Scoop.it – Poetry On the Sidewalk London was bombed last night, by helicopter, right along the south bank of the Thames. Nobody was hurt, thank heaven, or thank the muses, because it was not explosives, but poems that rained down on the city. Read the whole story in the attached article from the…