Are you an MFA student who's forgotten how to write critical articles? Just can't stop stringing together those "powerful" metaphors long enough to write the words "semiotic juxtaposition in the Dionysian sense"? Worry no more. You can choose from pre-written essays like the following:
Sylvia Plath: Freaky or Just Freaked Out?
Gertrude Stein: Her Long Lost Manuscript, Tender Zippers
James Tate: I Think He Knew What He Was Doing
Allen Ginsberg: Way Slutty
Sharon Olds: DaddySex Does Not Make You A Slut, Sweetie
James Merrill: A Better Investment than Merrill Lynch
Just send me an email with the title of your choosing or one that you'd like me to write- and your credit card #.
I have 3 poems up on Conjunctions web:
They were written fairly recently so go check 'em out if you want to see what I've been up to.
If you're still looking for something to do in nyc tonight, you can saunter (sp?) on down to:
The Burning Chair Reading
Michael Robins & Dara Wier
Friday, August 7:30 PM
@ The Fall Café
307 Smith Street
between Union & President
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
F/G to Carroll
Born in Portland, Oregon, Michael Robins is the author of The Next
Settlement (University of North Texas Press, 2007), which was selected
for the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. He holds degrees from the
University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and
his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review,
The Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, LUNA, Third Coast and
elsewhere. He lives in Chicago and teaches at Columbia College.
The Next Settlement http://web3.unt.edu/untpress/catalog/detail.cfm?ID=272
Three poems in Typo http://www.typomag.com/issue06/robins.html
Dara Wier's books include Remnants of Hannah (Wave Books 2006); Reverse
Rapture (Verse Press 2005); Hat on a Pond (Verse Press, 2002) and
Voyages in English (Carnegie Mellon U. Press, 2001). A limited edition,
(X in Fix), a selection of 5 longer poems, including a section from
Reverse Rapture, is printed in RainTaxi’s Brainstorm series. Recent
poems can be found in American Poetry Review, New American Writing,
Volt, Massachusetts Review, The Melic, The Canary, Painted Bride
Quarterly, Mississippi Review, slope, Hollins Critic, Seattle Review,
Turnrow, Hunger Mountain, Cincinatti Review, Denver Quarterly, Octopus,
Conduit, Crazyhorse, Court Green and Gulf Coast. She works as a member
of the poetry faculty and director of the MFA program for poets and
writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her book, Reverse
Rapture has been recently awarded The Poetry Center & American Poetry
Archives 2006 book of the year prize.
Wave Books http://www.wavepoetry.com/authors/47
“Blue Oxen” http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16940
This is my last night in Mexico. I'm on the look out for a patron who can offer to help my finance a "permanent vacation."