Monday, January 21, 2013

Bloom is Fresh!

Received my copy of Bloom in the mail the other day. I love the cover, with the flag-like red and white stripes (or are they prison bars?) separating the Mexican and American young men (very apropos of our current political scene). And I am really happy with how my poems turned out "The Closing of the Liberace Museum," and "Cosmic Forces Brought Us Together." Thank you Bloom! Other poets in this issue include DA Powel, Eloise Klein Healy, Jeanine Deibel, Joshua Charles, and others. But two of my favorite pieces from the issue are prose: Richard McCann's lovely memoir about his father's unfinished novel, and Terra Brigando's riveting short story, "Ash," about a girl who watches a boy set himself on fire. Check it out and buy the new issue at their website!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Richard Blanco Named Inaugural Poet

from Huff Post: "At 44, Blanco is also the youngest-ever Inaugural poet and the first Hispanic and LGBT person to recite a poem at the swearing-in ceremony. "I’m beside myself, bestowed with this great honor, brimming over with excitement, awe, and gratitude,” Blanco said in a press release. “In many ways, this is the very ‘stuff’ of the American Dream, which underlies so much of my work and my life’s story—America’s story, really.”" * full story here:

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Bishop Boring?

Safer than Ambien? An interesting take on Bishop. I admire it when someone is willing to take on a sacred cow. Check it out here at poetry foundation. "Maybe there are arterial poets, who flush oxygen into the art, and venous poets who bear tired blood back to the heart. Bishop is a venous poet."