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Project translating Brazilian poetry
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In effect a blog of poetry
Angel Exhaust's mission over the past ten years has been to publish long urban lyric sequences and to be a bridge between two generations, one born in roughly the 1940s and one born in around the 1980s. A statement about a recent issue which involved a memorial to David Chaloner and an anthology of the Ninerrors poets says "Maybe the comparison allows us a sense of deep time, the experience at levels beneath consciousness of a 'group identity', always dissolving in time but sustained by the linguistic or symbolic net of shared poems. It's clear that the New York poets were important both to Chaloner and to the Ninerrors scene; Ted Berrigan is perhaps the fixed 'centre of rotation'. The role of Angel Exhaust is to act as a ferry between different poetic continents. We will publish the new poems of the continuing Underground, document the past of non-mainstream British poetry, and publish the new poets. We hope to offer something useful to readers born in 1940 and to ones born in 1990.
There is a new generation out there. What will they think of the poetry of the recent past? 'Group feeling' in the older Underground tended to come out of a shared sense of being denounced and excluded by influential managerial or ideological figures in the old dispensation of 'centrality from above'. Rather unambiguous messages were being sent to the effect that 'we will lock you out forever'. The effect was to produce harsh and intense lighting of the features that were being rejected, which made them stand out, not only as 'hard' ideas, but also as assets and as shared assets. Maybe the 'group identity' has not quite survived, to connect experiences finally washed out and dissolved by the passage of time."
Q Why angel exhaust?
A An angel exhaust is a rock tube, common in Kazakhstan and the Pontic Steppe, in reality the burrow of giant mythical winged marmots. Also a kind of burrito, made from blackbirds' wings con picante. An angel exhaust is a sort of leak through which catastrophic clandestine forces swill from A to B and sporadically from B to A.
Tears in the Fence
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an independent, international literary magazine
Tears in the Fence is an internationalist literary magazine based in the U.K. Publishing a variety of contemporary writers from around the world, it provides critical reviews of recent books, anthologies and pamphlets and essays on a diversity of significant modern and contemporary English and American poets. Each issue features a number of regular columnists adding wide focus and independent thought on the contemporary poetry world.
We appreciate social and poetic awareness; enjoy what’s spontaneous, strong and direct alongside writing that prompts close and divergent readings. While our central focus stems from the political and socio-economic predicaments of the individual in relation to his/her historical and geographical landscape, Tears in the Fence is open to other human issues and concerns and seeks to be forward-looking in relation to current developments within world poetry. We believe in difference and the other. We admire tradition and experiment. We are thus eclectic and encourage localised and wider, divergent reading.
Effective writing perhaps stems from giving equal measure to the known and unknown, simplicity and difficulty, sound and sense, in an economic, vivid and uplifting way.
Blog Magazines / Print +Features / Essays +Fiction / Short +Reviews +Translations
Hindi Romantic Poems
The website is a unique collection of original romantic poems in Hindi written by Anushka Suri and submitted by various other authors. All poems are in romantic shades with original lyrics.
The Stone and the Star
A blog about all things relating to poetry: the intersection of classic and contemporary poems with personal experience and world events; poetry in translation; poetry as public art; and anything else in the poetic sphere.
I sometimes post my own poems and poetry news, as well as an occasional translation. The Twitter feed and Facebook page feature not only blog posts, but poems I've enjoyed, bits of poetry news, and anything poetry-related.
"I grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. After leaving Canada I lived in Dublin, Ireland and now live in London, England, where I work as a publisher. My work has appeared in various international publications and journals. I have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and I am one of Eyewear Publishing's Best New British and Irish Poets 2016. In the words of the great Paul Celan: "A poem, as a manifestation of language and thus essentially dialogue, can be a message in a bottle, sent out in the - not always greatly hopeful - belief that somewhere and sometime it could wash up on land, on heartland perhaps."
On the blog you will find the 'Sunday Poem' - which is a poem that I have read and enjoyed that week. I talk about why I've chosen that poem and why I like it. You'll also find a run down of my week as a poet and a music teacher and information about readings, workshops and poetry happenings in Cumbria.
Kim Moore was born in 1981 and lives and works in Cumbria.
In 2011 she won an Eric Gregory Award and the Geoffrey Dearmer prize. In 2012 she was one of three winners of the Fermoy International Poetry Anthology Competition.
In 2012, her first pamphlet ‘ If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, judged by Carol Ann Duffy. ‘If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was chosen as an Independent Book of the Year in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award and the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.
Her poems have been published in Poetry Review, Poetry London, The TLS, Ambit, The Rialto, The North, Magma, Staple, Stand, Iota, Mslexia, The New Writer, Obsessed With Pipework, Brittle Star, The Interpreter’s House, The Frogmore Papers, Orbis and Other Poetry.
The Best American Poetry
A spin-off from the annual anthology edited by David Lehman. It feature a guest blogger each week who writes about what fuels their passion for poetry.
A place for the discussion of poetry intended for an audience beyond poets.
Note: interesting for poem + discussion of its making.
Jacob Sam Larose
Hello. I’m Jacob Sam-La Rose. I’m the author of Breaking Silence and Communion. My working hours are distributed between poetry, literature in education, experiments with creative technology and community architecture. I exist in a number of different places online— this site serves as an aggregator, an overview of the various different strands of my web-based activity. Get in touch if you’d like to know more about any of my work.
If any of the above sparks your interest, don’t be shy in saying hello (mail at jacobsamlarose dot com).
Ben Wilkinson says: 'I'm a writer living and working in Sheffield whose poems and reviews have appeared in places including Poetry Review, the Guardian, The Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement. A first pamphlet of poems, The Sparks, was published by Tall-Lighthouse, poems from which were shortlisted for the Eric Gregory Award and the Picador Poetry Prize 2010 (click the cover image or link below for further details). I am currently working towards a new pamphlet, work as an editor for the Poetry Archive, and am completing doctoral research in contemporary poetry at Sheffield Hallam University.'
Tim Love says: 'Tim Love.
Warning: Rather than reviews, these are often notes in preparation for reviews that were never finished, or pleas for help with understanding pieces. See http://litrefs.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/litref-reviews.html for details.
Matt Merritt says 'Poly-Olbion was a vast poem describing the topography, traditions and history of England and Wales, written by Michael Drayton, a friend of Shakespeare. It ran to 15,000 lines of iambic hexameter, and he intended to extend it to include Scotland, but never got that far. Drayton didn't quite pass into obscurity, but if he's remembered now, it's generally for his much-anthologised sonnet, the wonderful "Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part". Anyway, I've always had a soft spot for Drayton, because he was born and raised about 15 miles from here in Polesworth (and because of that sonnet), and thought his now-ignored mega-poem might provide a good name for a blog that will range far and wide, wittering aimlessly and incessantly about whatever catches my eye. I promise not to write it in iambic hexameter, though.'
Fiona Moore says 'I live in Greenwich, London. I read and listen to poetry, and write it. The idea of this blog is to write things down that interest me, and might interest other people. Mostly about poetry.'
Poet in the City
Poet in the City creates new audiences for poetry through an eclectic programme of events, commissions and education work.
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And Other Poems
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And Other Poems is an uncluttered, ad-free, online place to read poems by different writers. It was created in August 2012 by Josephine Corcoran. The aim of this site is to give readership to poems which would not otherwise be available, for instance poems no longer elsewhere online, out of print poems, poems published in print but not online, competition poems (ie poems which might have been successful in a competition but are not available to read online) and new, unpublished poems. All poets have given consent for their work to be featured and copyright remains with them. Previous publication details are given after each poem. No details indicates this is a new, previously unpublished poem. For a full list of every poem on this site click on ‘Index‘. In January 2015, The British Library requested permission to archive And Other Poems in its Open UK Web Archive (Special Collections – Blogs – Arts & Humanities – Literature).
New poems are added on Tuesdays and Fridays. Keep up-to-date by subscribing by email or by following on Twitter and Facebook.
The blog discusses and reviews current small press poetry and fiction magazines and provides comments on current literary news in general. Links to magazines and information on poetry events is also provided through the site.
Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert are a writing/ poet couple. The site also aims to promote the print and online literary journals and spoken word events where their work appears and to recommend favourite poets or writers from those magazines and anthologies.
Blog +Features / News +Fiction
A weblog focused on contemporary poetry and poetics.
Rogue Strands is a poetry blog with a certain Anglo-Hispanic flavour. It's run by Matthew Stewart, who works in the Spanish wine trade and lives between West Sussex and Extremadura, Spain. Rogue Strands regularly features reviews of recent collections and news from the U.K. and Spanish poetry scenes."
This site is about poetry. I’ll review books I like, post thoughts about favourite poems and share my obsession for close reading. My wife is a teacher and at least as passionate about poetry as I am, so there may be a slight bias towards poems on the syllabus. If other teachers want to make use of anything on the site please do so (but please acknowledge the source, and please let me know what is/isn’t useful).
I’m unapologetically evangelical about poetry. Far more people write the stuff than read it, and that means lots of us are missing out on some wonderful, life-enhancing experiences. (There’s also plenty of rubbish – some of it dripping awards and critical acclaim – but I’m not going to waste electrons pointing it out). And if I can persuade even one person to pick up a new poetry book or revisit an old favourite, this site will have done its job.
Poor Rude Lines
Poor Rude Lines is one of the most reliably articulate and discerning online commentators on contemporary poetry. It's a fusion of personal blogging, visual style and sharp close readings, and is no stranger to some of poetry’s more exotic publishers. (Naomi Jaffa)