Thursday, June 17, 2010

a turn away from disaster´s overwhelming enormity to a more manageable individual scale

Gulf Coast Pier
Poets for Living Waters

is a poetry action in response to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Its editors, Amy King and Heidi Lynn Staples, explain their mission like this: 
The first law of ecology states that everything is connected to everything else. An appreciation of this systemic connectivity suggests a wide range of poetry will offer a meaningful response to the current crisis, including work that harkens back to Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing regional effects.
This online periodical is the first in a planned series of actions.  Further actions will include a print anthology and a public reading in Washington DC.

Also, here´s a useful interview with Amy King about gender, publishing, action, and poetry on the internet.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Summer Issue of

Sawbuck is available!
Far out.  Issue 4.2 includes poems by
Adam Shlager 
A.M. Brant
Charles Springer
Dean Faulwell
Emma Bolden
Kiely Sweatt
Lisa Cole
Mark Neely
Rebecca Mertz

and three of my (some of my)
favorite poems from
Rambo Goes to Idaho.

It´s an internet instant classic.
A big thanks, Samuel Wharton.