Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The 2008 National Poetry Month Poster

Here's an article and photo of the 2008 National Poetry Month poster. The article also includes links to the American Academy of Poets site, where previous years' posters are displayed.


Poetry's Contribution to the Marathon

Here's a neat article about how a Robert Browning poem is tied to the origins of the modern marathon.


Monday, January 21, 2008

First Book Poets in Conversation

Ivy Alvarez and Lee Herrick discuss their first books in Boxcar Poetry Review. Click here to read Part I of the conversation.


Craig Perez Reviews Mortal

Craig Santos Perez reviews Ivy Alvarez' Mortal for the Boxcar Poetry Review. He says, "Alvarez resists the poetic tendency to simply name-drop mythic characters in the hopes of giving a banal poetic moment mythic quality. Instead, Alvarez gives the mythic characters personality and depth, setting them in modern-day situations."

Click here to read the entire review.


Friday, January 4, 2008

AWP Sold Out!

AWP is reporting that they've sold 7,000 registrations for the conference in New York. I think the past attendance has been more like 1,000. I've been to quite a few AWP conferences, and never would I have anticipated this many people showing up. I wonder if that means we'll be conferencing in New York more often...


Thursday, January 3, 2008

All Four RMP Authors to Read at AWP

The What: Switchback / Sarabande Books / Red Morning
Press / Red Hen Press Reading

The Who: Ivy Alvarez, Thomas Heise, Peggy Munson (via
DVD!), Liz Bradfield, Brandi Homan, Sean Norton, Jason
Bredle, Charles Hood, Eva Saulitis, Nickole Brown ,
Cate Marvin, Jen Tynes, Monica de la Torre, Simone
Muench, and Caroline Noble Whitbeck

The When: Friday, February 1st @ 7:00 pm

The Where: 11th St Bar (http://www.11thstbar.com), 510
E. 11th St. (between Avenues A & B), New York, NY
10009, Phone: 212-982-3929