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More online magazines that publish poetry
June 13, 2008
|Hello Poets and Poetry Lovers
Honestly, I don't know happened. I went through the motions of putting together my e-zine this week and saved my time and date settings for yesterday at 5 p.m., but it didn't send. My apologies. If you got this twice, I apologize. Here it is again - just to be sure - because I don't think it sent on time yesterday.
Last week I shared with you a list of online literary magazines that publish poetry. Well, this week I've added to the list and you'll enjoy reading about these journals. I've also added some new blogs to the poetry toolbar, which just keeps getting better.
Speaking of blogs, I apologize to Diane Lockward for misspelling her name. Diane writes a blog called Blogalicious and I really liked her last blog post, which gives a list of journals that accepts e-mail submissions. Thanks Diane!
Diane's blog is one of the many literary blogs that are a part of the World Class Poetry Toolbar.
And now ... Hyperbole:
Table of Contents
Poetry Video Of The Week - My Local Burning by Linh Dinh
If you can't click the link or watch the video, you can find it here.
World Class Poetry Toolbar Updates
Last week I added a Publications icon to the toolbar. This week I've added new publications. Check 'em out:
New blogs added to the toolbar this week:
Updated World Class Poetry Pages
American Life in Poetry: Column 167
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006
Among young people, tattoos are all the rage and, someday, dermatologists will grow rich as kings removing them from a lot of middle-aged people who have grown embarrassed by their colorful skins. I really like this poem by Sharmila Voorakkara of Ohio.
For the Tattooed Man
Because she broke your heart, "Shannon"'s a badge-- a seven-letter skidmark that scars up across your chest, a flare of indelible script. Between "Death or Glory", and "Mama", she rages, scales the trellis of your rib cage; her red hair swings down to bracket your ankles, whip up the braid of your backbone, cuff your wrists. She keeps you sleepless with her afterimage, and each pinned and martyred limb aches for more. Her memory wraps you like a vise. How simple the pain that trails and graces the length of your body. How it fans, blazes, writes itself over in the blood's tightening sighs, bruises into wisdom you have no name for.
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) 2005 by Sharmila Voorakkara, whose most recent book of poetry is "Fire Wheel," Univ. of Akron Press, 2003. 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.
Poetry Book Of The Week
The poetry book of the week this week is Love Like Hate by Linh Dinh.
Linh Dinh tells fabulous stories, if not surreal. From the Amazon review:
In Love Like Hate, Linh Dinh weaves a dysfunctional family saga that doubles as a portrait of Vietnam in the last half century. Protagonists Kim Lan and Hoang Long marry in Saigon during the Vietnam War, uniting in a setting that allows Dinh's dark, deadpan humor to flourish. Describing his mushrooming cast of characters in unsentimental and sometimes absurd ways, Dinh embraces contradictions with the surreal exuberance of Matthew Sharpe and the stylistic lan of Italo Calvino.
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New World Class Poetry Blog Posts
This week's new blog posts include:
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