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March 20, 2008
Hello Poets and Poetry Lovers

Well, we're back again this week with another great issue of Hyperbole, the only poetry e-zine you'll ever need. This week I've added two new columns to the Table of Contents. We've added some new toolbar features - and if you haven't downloaded the World Class Poetry Toolbar then I urge you to do so right now - and we've also added a Poetry Book of the Week feature. Each week we'll do our best to recommend a book of poetry or a book on poetics that we believe you should add to your personal library. This week, we're recommending ... well, you'll just have to read about it, now won't you?

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

  1. New Toolbar Features - NEW!
  2. World Class Poetry Updates
  3. New World Class Poetry Pages
  4. American Life in Poetry
  5. Poetry Book Of The Week - NEW!
  6. New World Class Poetry Blog Posts
  7. Are You Subscribed?
  8. World Class Poetry Networking
  9. Call For Submissions!

New WCP Toolbar Features

Like a good soldier, the World Class Poetry Toolbar is marching on, and we've added new features this week.

First among the new features is an RSS feed for weekly poetry videos, courtesy of Every week, Poetryvlog features a new video and you can find it in the World Class Poetry Toolbar. All you have to do is click on the RSS Feed drop down button and move your cursor to "Poetry Videos." You'll be taken right to the page where you can watch the latest video.

The second feature we've added to the toolbar this week is the addition of MiPOradio. MiPOradio is the brainchild of Didi Menendez. The programming is awesome and if you enjoy listening to poetry you will love this frequently updated poetry podcast. See what one of our users has to say about MiPOradio:

I am so enjoying this feature. Thank you for adding it.

You don't want to miss the World Class Poetry Toolbar. Through the toolbar, you have access to the best parts of the Web and World Class Poetry. Other features include:

  • RSS Feeds for popular news and entertainment websites
  • RSS Feeds for World Class Poetry and World Class Poetry Blog
  • Access to other websites we recommend
  • A messaging system that allows you to communicate with all other users instantly
  • YouTube and Flickr access at the click of a button
  • Tons of radio stations that you can tune into directly from the toolbar
  • Fabulous privacy features
  • And you can search the entire Web from the toolbar
  • PLUS, we are constantly working to improve the toolbar for our users

It's easy to install, virus-free, and totally FREE. There is no charge to download the toolbar so get your toolbar today.

World Class Poetry Updates

We've done a lot of updates this week. I know you're going to love them. Just check 'em out!

And we've added a new page this week as well!

New World Class Poetry Pages

Submit your articles to World Class Poetry via our World Class Poetry article submission form. And look for these upcoming pages soon:

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • World Class Poetry Toolbar

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American Life in Poetry: Column 155


The American poet Elizabeth Bishop often wrote of how places--both familiar and foreign--looked, how they seemed. Here Marianne Boruch of Indiana begins her poem in this way, too, in a space familiar to us all but made new--made strange--by close observation.


It seems so--
I don't know. It seems
as if the end of the world
has never happened in here.
No smoke, no
dizzy flaring except
those candles you can light
in the chapel for a quarter.
They last maybe an hour
before burning out.
                   And in this room
where we wait, I see
them pass, the surgical folk--
nurses, doctors, the guy who hangs up
the blood drop--ready for lunch,
their scrubs still starched into wrinkles,
a cheerful green or pale blue,
and the end of a joke, something
about a man who thought he could be--
what? I lose it
in their brief laughter. 
American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (, publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright (c) 2006 by Marianne Boruch, whose most recent book of poetry is "Grace, Fallen from," Wesleyan University Press, 2008. Poem reprinted from "TriQuarterly," Issue 126, by permission of Marianne Boruch. 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.

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Poetry Book Of The Week

patrick carrington thirstThis week's featured poetry book is Thirst by Patrick Carrington. I reviewed Thirst for Rattle, my favorite poetry journal. You can read the review here. The review begins:

Rarely does a poet glow with grace on every page, but Patrick Carrington is no every day poet. Carrington won the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Prize for 2006. In 2007, Thirst burst forth a tall glass of water. Cool, refreshing, clear as cubes of ice.

Don't miss it!

You can buy Thirst at

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Call For Submissions!

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