Poetry Magazine : April : 2013



Anselm Hollo

the way
the blue room
lights up

as you turn to
be held
and to hold me


Stephen Stepanchev : For Jane

Adam Kirsch is quite smug and condescending to his subjects in his recent poems, but at least the Revolutionaries, 1929 probably deserved it.

A powerful poem on betrayal by Gwyneth Lewis : Fooled Me for Years with the Wrong Pronouns

Jane Hirshfield : A Chair in Snow

Randall Mann : Nothing

Two poems by Dean Young that are full of treasures : Everyday Escapees and Emerald Spider Between Rose Thorns


12 More Tweets You Should Love

I love Twitter jokes and lists and Twitter Joke Lists. Here’s my first compilation and here’s my second:


Arjun’s little romantic/unromantic/silly/sad stories get me. Every. single. time.




I love this sort of humor, adulterating childlike activities.


I could fill an entire post with Uncle Dynamite. He’s quite a treasure.


This joke regresses nicely into meekness.


Underplayed to perfection.


First run thru this isn’t that funny, then it’s funny, then it is touching, then I’ve spent a lot of time appreciating something silly.


Man, I cannot pick out my favorite part of this tweet…


Beware, this tweet takes on a life of its own in your head. I’m in the latter half of the third act myself.


I’m glad somebody does something with all those jingles I have in my head.


K. Pentland doesn’t do jokes, she’s just marvelously herself.


I may have a thing with tacos…

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Belief and Technique for Modern Prose : Jack Kerouac

  1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
  2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
  3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
  4. Be in love with yr life
  5. Something that you feel will find its own form
  6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
  7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
  8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
  9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
  10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
  11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
  12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
  13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
  14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
  15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
  16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
  17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
  18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
  19. Accept loss forever
  20. Believe in the holy contour of life
  21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
  22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
  23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
  24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
  25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
  26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
  27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
  28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
  29. You’re a Genius all the time
  30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven