Monday, January 04, 2010

Gazebo Emergency Move

Chris Potter, Head Moderator at the Alsop Review's Gazebo asked that we spread the word to Gazebo followers that the site is moving to:
Please register for an account on the new board. We'll be up and running as soon as we can. You have to register and then wait to be emailed a confirmation code before you can post.

Please help spread the word. The reasons are various and administrative, and we were surprised by the suddenness of the move, hoping to make it a gradual transition.
For one of the liveliest online workshops, this is not an ideal way to make a move, but can't be helped. Thanks for understanding!


Some new finds:

Adam Deutsch's blog is called, well, Adam Deutsch. He's editor at Cooper Dillon Books and blogs news of poets and poetry books.

Brian Brodeur has a delightful blog called How A Poem Happens (self-explanatory). Today's is an interview with one of my favorite poets, Robert Hass, about his poem "The World As Will and Representation."

Blogger, are we done tweaking the program now? You're almost as bad as Facebook. Every time I try to do something, I find a slightly new interface.  Just sayin ... are we perfect yet?

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Reading Denise Duhamel

Few are the poets whose work makes me laugh out loud. Let's see, there's Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel ... anyone think of another? But Duhamel's work often gives me one of those kinds of laughs that deepens with irony, from the trenchant social commentary, its keen observations on popular culture, and the sheer humor inherent in being female in the 21st century.

Today you can have a treat listening to poet and editor Bryan Roth online, reading the poetry of and talking about Denise Duhamel. The show is on today at 6 p.m. Mountain Time (8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific Time), on Dona Stein's "Poetry Show" on public radio station KRFC (Fort Collins, Colorado), 88.9 on your FM dial. You can listen to the show online, live, here:

Who's your favorite poet-humorist-social commentator?