Monday, 30 August 2010

More Links

Bookshelf porn (we can but dream)

The lovely Dermot Bolger on writing a novel

Crap at my parents'

Slushpile Hell or what not to say to an agent.

Poetry T-Shirts from silkwormsink. These could take off (!)

And this discussion on how magazines view taking poetry that has been previously published online or specifically on the blogosphere from Very Much Like a Whale, Anne Carson, a Canadian poet. And here's a more up-to-date US biases list from Lynne Hudson.

I do occasionally put poems up, particularly for the Poetry Bus, but take them down again after a while for this very reason. Plus there are some nefarious people out there ...

That's the kind of thing that's being done all the time by poets,
from Homer to Tennyson;
They're always comparing ladies to lilies and veal to venison,
And they always say things like that the snow is a white blanket
after a winter storm.
Oh it is, is it, all right then, you sleep under a six-inch blanket of
snow and I'll sleep under a half-inch blanket of unpoetical
blanket material and we'll see which one keeps warm,
And after that maybe you'll begin to comprehend dimly
What I mean by too much metaphor and simile.

From Very Like a Whale by
Ogden Nash


Summer Ross said...

LOL I'll keep my unpoetic material to sleep under thanks!

Totalfeckineejit said...

POETRY BUS!!!!!!!!

Wynne said...

I believe you mean Wynne Huddleston instead of Lynne Hudson! Thanks for the link to my site.

Emerging Writer said...

Do I? sorry about that. (Lynne's not your middle name, eh?!)