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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Your Humble Correspondent

Offering my official public apology to Aimee who evidently did not care for my comment about the Rainy Rottweiler and a Snausage. Honest folks, it was clean and above the board. At any rate... I humbly put myself in the corner for time out.


Saturday, August 28, 2004

Menage A Trois

I have to admit falling in love with a poetry book...

Menage A Trois With The 21st Century did it! My eyes fought against the tiny print but they lost the battle and I simply could not resist the read. Eileen Tabois is of course the culprit... er I mean author.

If I may barrow from her a moment.... You will find Moi view of the book at the above link. Sorry Eileen... I promise not to appropriate your language again. Besides, you say it so much better. He-hee.


Friday, August 27, 2004

Sigh...

That's all the editing I can take for now... blogger is having too may issues and chose to have them when I was making this big mistake! Ha!!

Hang With Me Folks...

I've created a monster. I just knew this was more than what I was up for right now.... (the new layout) and I hope to slowly have my links etc. back in place soon.... well, as soon as I locate my sanity anyway. :(

Thursday, August 19, 2004

I'm Thinking...

Yes, and I have been told that is a dangerous thing. But seriously, I'm thinking it is time Stick Poet had a face lift. I'm just not sure if I am up to it yet... but it really is needed.

Jilly did it. Aimee did. Katey has done it uh.... a gazillion times. Micheala has done it. Oh, and James. Hell, even educated bees do it... Oh wait, that's an old Nancy Sinatra song!

Ok, I am going to seriously give this some thought. Get back to you on it!.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Czeslaw Milosz

This weekend, a giant among poets passed away. Czeslaw Milosz - the Polish poet known for his works depicting some of the worst cruelties of the 20th century died at age 93.

Milosz was a Nobel laureate for literature - recognized in 1980. He lived part of his life in exile - in both France and the United States - returning to Europe after the end of the cold war and continued to write. He was living in Krakow at the time of his death.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

New Poet Laureate for United States

Ted Kooser of Nebraska has been named poet laureate of United States. He replaces Pulitzer Prize winner Louise Gluck in the eight-month position. Is eight months really long enough for anyone to actually have an impact in this position?

Kooser's appointment is significant in that he is the first even from the Midwest. He has written 10 collections of poetry, the latest - Delights & Shadows, published this year.

Kooser will actually not replace Gluck till later this fall. [source]

Monday, August 09, 2004

From Sea To Shining Sea

Academy of American Poets selects National Poetry Landmarks
From a Berkeley Poetry Walk in Berkeley, CA to Emily Dickinson's home in Amherst, MA to Edna St. Vincent Millary's home in Camden ME and down to George Moses Horton's home in Chatham, NC with various points between... The Academy of American Poets has selected 31 landmarks that feature a taste of what has made American Poetry rich with regional diversity.
See the sites at poets.org

Friday, August 06, 2004

Lisa Jeffrey has a bit of Synesthesia

She describes it as the opposite of anesthesia, and says it means "joined sensation" of the senses.
Read about Lisa and her life and the way it has shaped her poetry in a recent piece in the Miami Herald

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Interdependence

Beside me
an empty glass
deprived by thirst
which has not yet
been placated.

Neither is complete
and in their current
deplorable state of pity
it is unlikely.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Let Them Eat Prozac

Oh this is rich.... Why don’t they get new jobs if they’re unhappy — or go on Prozac?” said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry Holt. source