The W
Views: 98977543
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
17.9.14 1645
The W - Print - Poetry
This thread has 19 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 3.52
Pages: 1
(614 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (3 total)
Stilton
Frankfurter








Since: 7.2.04
From: Canada

Since last post: 3148 days
Last activity: 3148 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.26
I'm not sure how many of you guys keep up with contemporary poetry, but I've just finished reading a few books, and I thought I could offer a few recommendations of recent(ish) books:

Heroin, by Charlie Smith (American).
Here's an exceprt:
http://www.nortonpoets.com/ex/smithcheroin.htm

What Narcissism Means to Me, by Tony Hoagland (American).
Here's an excerpt:
http://www.poems.com/disaphoa.htm

The Fat Kid, by Paul Vermeersch (Canadian).
Here's an except:
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/vermeersch/poem4.htm

Selected Poems, by Simon Armitage (British).
Sample poems:
http://www.thepoem.co.uk/poems/armitage.htm


I think these are my four favourite poetry books that I read this year. Anyone else read these books and have any thoughts? Any other recommendations?



The Goal: SLACK
The Method: The Casting Out of False Prophets
The Weapon: Time Control
The Motto: "Fuck Them All of they Can't Take a Joke"
Promote this thread!
spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 49 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.67
I absolutely love the Hoagland book. I first saw his work in Best American 2003 (The Koumannyaka edition) and was amazed. His stuff is just heartbreaking at times.

A couple of things I've picked up recently that I really enjoyed which aren't all new but I thought were good reads:

Tim Seibles - Hurdy Gurdy (amazon.com)

Karen Volkman - Spar (amazon.com)

David Trinidad, Jeffrey Conway - Phoebe 2002 (amazon.com)

And I recommend when it comes out this spring to pick up the latest issue of Columbia Poetry Review (colum.edu) an outstanding journal which I also co-edit We had 2 works from it chosen for Best American 2004.

And of course please use the Zim's links to Amazon once you decide to purchase these books

(edited by spf on 8.12.04 0936)

Stilton
Frankfurter








Since: 7.2.04
From: Canada

Since last post: 3148 days
Last activity: 3148 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.26
Oh, I loved Phoebe 2002, but you left out Lynn Crosbie's name as one of the co-authors.

Her book, Missing Children, is just chillingly good.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0771024258/qid=1102523442/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-2711628-5492962?v=glance&s=books

(edited by Stilton on 8.12.04 1132)


The Goal: SLACK
The Method: The Casting Out of False Prophets
The Weapon: Time Control
The Motto: "Fuck Them All of they Can't Take a Joke"
Thread rated: 3.52
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: National Geographic - "Was Darwin Wrong?"
Next thread: Favorite Recent Book
Previous thread: Kids Reading Materials...
(614 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
That's true. The technology is so new that we don't know how long things will last on a cloud. Or the company could go out of business and then what happens to your virtual digital content? But you don't necessarily own paper comics forever either.
- John Orquiola, 700 Marvel #1s FREE (2013)
The W - Print - PoetryRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.056 seconds.