Wednesday, July 28, 2004

National Poetry Slam Comes To St. Louis

70 teams...5 audience judges...1 winner...YOU DECIDE!
St Louis will host this the 2004 National Poetry Slam
August 3-8
More Information available from:

Or call  314-443-4357 or 314-776-6927
send written correspondence to:
WORD In Motion,
PO Box 12213,
St. Louis, MO 63157

          see full press release here

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Poetry in the News

California Superme Court Rules Boy's Violent Poetry Not Criminal - News Report

Poetry good for the heart - Wire Service

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Monday Night - Poetry Reading

I will be the
 Fretured Reader
 3607 Pennsylvania
Kansas City MO 64111
Monday - July 26, 2004
8:00 PM
Open Mic Follows...

Friday, July 23, 2004

Jilly Gets 4-1/2 Stars!

The Poetry Hut  I would have given her a full 5 stars - but I'm a chinch today - hee he.

I do really like the Green! What can I say...  it's gotta be the baseball connection.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Poetry & The Presidency

Poetry and the presidency: Kerry courts voters in verse

Marsha Mercer - who covers the White House talke about Kerry, poetry and the President.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Ruth Stone - Poet

She's one of a kind. At 89 - Ruth Stone shares a bit of her poetry and life with NPR listeners

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Got this from a link on Always Victoria

Stick Poet Super Hero Highway
Study Hall7
Valley of Depression18
Bog of Eternal Marriage38
Contentment Meadows139
Childbirth Hospital520
Please Drive Carefully

Where are you on the highway of life?


Calling All Kansas Poets

Ok, well the Kansas Arts Commission is looking for a really good Kansas poet. They are searching for the state's first poet laureate and is accepting nominations until Sept. 1. While the position is designed as an honor, the person who holds it also has the responsibility of developing a program to promote poetry within the state. See Kansas City Star.

POET & WRITER magazine is an excellent publication. I've been picking it up on the newsstand for some time and finally just subscribed. There is really good piece titled The Contester: The Failure of Zoo's Fiction Contests by Thomas Hopkins. It's worth reading.

Monday night I had an opportunity to hear Mary Frances Wagner - a locally published poet speak to the Raytown Bards. Wagner has studies with Robert Bly and offered wonderful advise for those of us writing poetry.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Carl Rakosi - Left Legacy The Included The Beat

Carl Rakosi inspired those much younger than himself - particularly many in the Beat generation. NY Time piece on his life & death.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Sharing A Find...

I chanced upon a great internet site I wanted to pass along.
Fooling With Words Check it out. There is so much to take in on the site. Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

I'm Not Your Dixie Cup

There is that ring again
The hollow sound of a Dixie cup
Flung into the trash can
My head reverberates with the noise
I can’t stand it any longer
Being your throw-away friend
Your world is all disposable
Use and Lose
But I am brawny
I can be there for the long haul