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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The bee's got a little buzz...

So when we announced our 2012-2013 list,* we hinted that we'd be doing a few other things too.

And this is one of those things.

We will be instituting an Open Reading Period for Poetry Chapbooks.


No fee. No bullshit.

Details to come once NaPoWriMo is over. But you can start thinking about it now, if you're that sort of thinker.

We also have 2014 forming a beautiful nebula of awesome in our minds.

So basically, we're just teasing you right now? Nah, we're just so excited we had to tell someone.

*Note that things have changed a bit since then. For instance, Shanna's book is now two books Brink (2012) and The Seam (2013). The chapbook(s) we choose from the open reading period will be published in Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013. TINA by Peter Davis & Natural History Rape Museum by Danielle Pafunda are still both on track for 2013.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sandra's new book...

...from our friends at Cleveland State University Poetry Center is now available!

"You Can't Build a Child" from Poetry Magazine
"Used White Wife" & "DNA Woven from Lasers in the Jungle" from Spooky Boyfriend
"Strays: A Love Story" from HTMLGiant

Just funnin'

If you somehow missed Jennifer L. Knox guest-blogging at The Best American Poetry last week, you missed a great series of interviews on the topic of humor in poetry:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lake Poem #7

Maud is gone. So Modernism.
So Yeats, Laertes, skull, origin. Hulk Hogan?

Make no mistake, the lake mocks
your own clay grin. A dandelion?

In the coffee shop one sorority girl compliments
the whiteness of the other’s teeth.

Psalm gone. Problem solved. So Gaga from her
egg of triumph.

Someone now driving off with the paper coffee cup
on the roof of his car.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How's your day 3?

Good morning, Friends of Bloof.

Yesterday, the Poetry Foundation shared one of Sandra's poems from the April issue of Poetry: "You Can't Build a Child"

Jennifer continues her interview series with funny women at The Best American Poetry. Yesterday was Amy Lawless. Today is Melissa Broder. She's also highlighting some of her favorite poems from sites each day!

Let's make it three for three, ladies--shall we?

Sunday, April 1, 2012