Monday, March 18, 2013
Well crapheads: Jason Molina ain't alive anymore either. He drank himself. Of Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co. and magnificent folk solo stuff. O Molina. These are ones to have for you there:
Captain Badass / Two Blue Lights / Blue Chicago Moon
Poetry Sucks! returns ( finally ) with a reading. In Mississippi. Right. Nashville, darken hole back of poetry mouth acrid, omnivore, cud. Perhaps we draw that out upon here like a net, flapped, ropey, fingers through.
Ah, I missed the Stevie Dobyns reading. I was as close to going as one can be without actually being there.
Next reading: Vanderbilt's Front Porch Series: Brenda Butka, 3/28 ...
Let's start a reading series here? 'Spooky Mound' is a title? With fire? And ruckus and etc?
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Gettin into it as of late:
Breadwinners, salad forkers, damons and wahlbergs, all are AWPing over in Baastin, so here's our blip: Crawford hooked up an ( albeit brief ) HTMLGIANT shout-out for 'Pider to get going on 'Pider 2.
Send the goods that stays good, we want that good sandwich in the fridge for Tom in The Minority Report, not the bad ones: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey all you burger eaters, N. Korea's gonna get us.
Because I return to the issue again and over and again again: Quantitative measure of ( the / extent of ) gender inequality in lit publishing.
Now I want the Jewish data. Then the transgender. Then gay. Then Italian. Then tall. Then the tall Jewish transgender gay Italian stats... I am the patriarchy.
These books are good books because they're good books. ( 'Author' is secondary, eh ) I am not wanting to take an adversarial role in the equation of unequal gender representation in lit publishing, to ostracize any single, few, or all. I am wanting to not acknowledge gender at all. Gender as some sort of qualifier or exclusionary means, gender as important to what I consider good poetry, gender as a sign of predetermined skill to it.
Did/has poetry experienced a feminist poetic evolution into 3rd wavedom? I can name a few to it. But overt, sustained, projected allegiance to anything whole & outside of poetry in poetry ( other than the poem ), often leads to evangelical, loud, forced poetry. A wrong compulsion ( or one that does not translate with/ in poetry ).
In addition to getting a faculty member's vaj poems in the newer Native mag, Vanderbilt apparently has one of the country's 10 'best' creative writing MFA programs? I don't know which. The Fugitives rolled hard, I'm sure of it.
Fat cat reading in Nashville coming up over at Vanderbilt:
Stephen Dobyns - 3/14