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Assistant Professor, William Paterson University of New Jersey, United States

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Village Voice Gives Props

To Brooklyn's top Indie Publishers, including Spuyten Duyvil, with whom my first book will appear in June. Also featured are Akashic, Archipelago, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Soft Skull Press. Read the Village Voice article here.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

School O' Quietude Def from Wikepedia

The School of Quietude is a rhetorical label first used by the Language poet Ron Silliman on his blog[1] which has been adopted by many other writers of the poetry blogosphere to describe a certain thread or tradition they perceive in the poetry of The United States. It is used as a pejorative term, as generally the critics who employ it do so in order to describe poets whose poetics they consider overly conservative. Silliman has stated repeatedly that he has adopted the term from a phrase once used by Edgar Allan Poe to describe some of his contemporaries whose ideas about poetry were a throwback to the literature of Great Britain or who were overly British in their writing style. Silliman's contention is that the present day School of Quietude in American poetry are the spiritual heirs of those Anglophiliac 19th Century poets.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Anthology: Call for Submissions: Poets Born Via Cesarean Section

Were you a C-section baby? If so, do ever feel like you weren't born? Ever feel like you are constantly taking shortcuts, never having developed the drive to face adversity? Ever get the sense that you are too large? Too slow of wit or feet? Bad with directions? Submit to this new and important collection: New Voices: An Anthology of Poets Born Via Cesarean Section.

Friday, May 05, 2006

WAVE BOOKS...Farm Poets...

This offer via Wave Books' website: "A 12-acre (uncertified) organic fruit & vegetable farm is open to poets willing to work for four good hours a day in exchange for room, board, and a new environment in which to write. There are no workshops, there is no formal or official feedback on poems, no academic credit, and no money exchanged. Our young orchards and fields are beautiful, not visible from the road. The setting for farmwork is ideal, since the land is not along the highway and the views from the back are pastoral and bucolic. (Horses next door, cows behind, with gently rolling hills and farms surrounding.) Our house, however, is on the state highway, so the setting does not appear immediately enticing. All of the beauty is out back. We live in a small old farmhouse, built in the 1890’s by Swedish immigrants, cozy but plain." More...