Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Redneck Poems Reviewed



Redneck Poems reviewed by Rene Schwiesow at Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene:
Edge. Rusty Barnes work will walk you out to the edge, ask you to look over, and consider whether you feel your stomach drop or your eyes water as you read. This is the real thing. Barnes grew up in rural Appalachia and his words are shot through with those Appalachian roots. Barnes creates an image that arouses all the senses in the opening of “When the Wrong Words Get Said:"
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Poem Draft



I can't remember whether I posted this one or not. I generally hate dislike intensely poems that are so obvious. This one has something at the end that needs more exploration, I think, but it's tough to find energy to work on it because it's so obvious. It'll disappear in a few days.



*poof

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

More on my Paul Blackburn Obsession

Paul Blackburn and Lee Byrd

I'm officially and permanently obsessed.  Now I want to know where the criticism is. Shouldn't a poet of Blackburn's status and lifework have more written about him? If you, any of you reading, can give me links or info about articles of books, I'd really appreciate it.



Blackburn at Wikipedia
EPC/Blackburn
Jacket 12/Blackburn
Modern American Poetry
Poets Path/Blackburn
Burt Kimmelman on The Journals
Blackburn papers UC San Diego
Blackburn reading The Old Days
Blackburn reading at Bard
Google Books Poem of the Cid
PennSound Blackburn Readings
Joe Hall discusses The Journals