Weekly Poetry Links
August 8, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
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Sesame Street parodied “Sons of Anarchy” with “Sons of Poetry”.
Robert Archambeau examines the charmless virtues of conceptual poetry: “What does conceptual poetry lack, compared to other poetries, and what does it have to offer? Any brief answer will, of course, be too general, but we can begin to sketch things out with reference to two aesthetic categories: the charming and the interesting. Whatever else conceptualism has got going for it, it lacks—at least in its pure form—the former. And whether one likes conceptualism or not, anyone who has engaged with it has found that it has, wonderfully or frustratingly, got plenty of the latter.”
Robert Pinsky discusses the music of poetry at NPR: “For a lot of people, well-meaning teaching has made poetry seem arcane, difficult, kind of brown-knotting medicine that might be good for you but doesn't taste so good.”
Lucas Hunt explains why fiction writers (and everyone else) should read poetry.
Small Press Distribution offers up a list of the top 100 poetry books of the 2010s thus far.
Rusty Morrison's Book of the Given is reviewed at the Kenyon Review blog.
According to a new poll, the U.S. is ranked 23rd in the world for time spent reading (India is number one).
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August 08, 2013
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