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World Class Poetry Introduces Audio Recordings And A Bookstore!
March 13, 2008
|Hello Poets and Poetry Lovers
This is one exciting issue of Hyperbole. First, we've wrapped up our 9-part series on Millennial Poetics at the World Class Poetry Blog. And we've uploaded 7 audio recordings of previously published poems that I know you will love. PLUS, we are now introducing the World Class Poetry Bookstore for the very first time! You're going to love this special issue of Hyperbole.
Table of Contents
World Class Poetry Updates
7 brand new audio files! If you haven't read these poems by Iraq War veteran Allen Taylor then here's your chance. Read them then listen to them. Allen's (OK, it's me) crisp, clear voice comes through so clean and fresh, you will feel like you are there. It's just like at a poetry reading!
And don't forget, you can now search World Class Poetry from many of the pages on the site. I don't have the search box on every page, but I am updating pages as I find time. Enjoy the reading ... and the audio poetry files too!
New World Class Poetry Pages
Sorry, no new pages this week. Look for these new pages soon:
Yes, both the bookstore and the toolbar will soon have their very own promotional pages. You'll get to see all the great benefits to using the World Class Poetry Toolbar and the many, many poetry books available through our store.
American Life in Poetry: Column 154
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006
Here, poet Yusef Komunyakaa, who teaches at New York University, shows us a fine portrait of the hard life of a worker--in this case, a horse--and, through metaphor, the terrible, clumsy beauty of his final moments.
When the plowblade struck
American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www.poetryfoundation.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright (c) 2001 by Yusef Komunyakaa, reprinted from "Pleasure Dome: New & Collected Poems, 1975-1999," Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2001, by permission. Introduction copyright (c) 2008 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
New World Class Poetry Blog Posts
These new blog posts at World Class Poetry Blog wrap up the 9-part Millennial Poetics series. Be sure to check out the earlier posts if you missed them.
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Send me your original poetry. If it meets my strict standards then I'll publish it in Hyperbole and on the World Class Poetry Blog. Previously published poems are OK as long as you own the copyright. Use the WCP contact form.
Submit your criticism and reviews to Hyperbole. Interviews of published poets welcome. Prose about poetry - send it. Our only bias: High quality.
And when all else fails, write a poem.
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