Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Review of A White Girl Lynching from 2009. What Took Me This Long to Link It? I Have No Clue.

Here is a review at Full of Crow from 2009.  I did not post. Full of Crow features poetry, fiction, art, interviews, audio, ebooks, reviews, and more.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Celebrate! April is National Poetry Month -Write a Poem- Poetry Prompt in This Post, Buy a Book, Watch Poets on You Tube, Go to a Reading.

 The History of National Poetry Month

"Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events."

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 Write a Poem

 Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about what a poem is to you
and or second prompt- write about nuclear energy,
its power, its uses, our responsibilities so that it does not
go Kaboom! A third prompt- Write about an April Fool.

Here is my poem (first draft).

Forks are
One-dimensional pieces of metal
Spoons are
flat.... although
curved in functional places.
Spoons have..... tiny muscles
that ripple in milk,
in particular Wheaties.
They are powerless
Hear their cries as they hit
The bowl

Personification poems about utensils
are not  in now (What is? I have no idea)
Who cares? I do.
Every large, small, medium sized metal object
was created by a man's brain waves
I have empathy for the utilitarian
Like nuclear power plants
That depend on human intelligence
(It is all about us. Always. We create.)
To help them help people
Take a fork 
It was made to keep hands clean and
Not spill hot dogs or textured soybeans
On the floor next to the table
Take a nuclear power plant
It was made to not spill
Radioactive waste in the ground
Or water.

The metal things are powerless
They are our Frankenstein
Al or Shelley for good or evil
For better or worse
In sickness or in health
We are wedded to them
With no life asssurance policy

You Tube- Poet Videos

Billy Collins



Stanley Kunitz

Gregory Corso


Women's Poetry Slam

Emily Dickinson - I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died

Buy a Book - My Chapbooks  (A little self promotion)



Poetry Readings April 2011- Events Calendar


 You can google to find more events in your area.