In Uncategorized on September 15, 2012 at 7:41 pm
Tom Pickard will be traveling in the United States this month. His events include:
Saturday, September 22 at 7 pm: with August Kleinzahler at Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee;
Tuesday, September 25 at 4 pm: Dubourg Hall, Room 409, Saint Louis University, St. Louis;
Monday October 1 at 1 pm: Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center, Bonne Terre, Missouri;
Tuesday, October 2 at 4 pm: A talk on the craft of poetry, Dubourg Hall, Room 409, Saint Louis University, St. Louis;
Friday, October 5 at 7 pm: Taft House, University of Chicago
Wednesday, October 10 at 8 pm: St. Marks Poetry Project, New York.
Find his books here.
In forthcoming on September 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Lobster Palaces by Ann Kim
Flood Editions ISBN 978-0-9838893-3-5 $14.95
Forthcoming in December
“Ann Kim works, for the most part, in very abbreviated forms, resembling, more than anything else, Japanese tanka or haiku, with which they share other affinities, such as glancing perception, but have nothing of the flavor of japonaiserie that afflicts almost all English-language poetry written in that vein. Ms. Kim’s poetry is unlike that of any other poet, consistently startling and, in remarkably few words, exactly right . . . Our intelligence, instinct, and range of experience get brought into the mix on their own and instantaneously, a neural event: intuition speaking to us. Likewise, what we think of as the imaginative faculty is merely perception operating at warp speed, i.e. the ‘flights of imagination’ are, in fact, ‘arrows of perception.’ Accuracy = Beauty. The delight to be found in the imaginative act is surprise, followed by satisfaction. ‘Gosh, that’s so right. How did she do that?'” August Kleinzahler
In Uncategorized on September 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Alastair Johnston has written a lively, informative reflection on Bunting’s Persia, translations from Persia poetry by Basil Bunting, edited by Don Share. Read it here.