Poetry On The Web

Humorous Poetry? Huh? (from WordStock)
The funny thing about poetry, excuse the pun, is that poetry is often considered as having only one genre. If someone doesn’t like a poem, they will usually say “I don’t get/like poetry.” Then it’s bye bye poetry, Baby with the bathwater…

 

Mount Marty professor among presenters at book festival (from the Rapid City Journal)
Jim Reese’s most recent book ‘ghost on 3rd’ was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in letters by New York Quarterly Books and was a finalist for the 2010 Milt Kessler Poetry Award. Jim Reese, a Mount Marty College associate professor of English, is slated as an author/presenter at the 9th annual

 

Swedish Poet Wins Nobel Prize for Literature (from the New York Times)
Tomas Transtromer, the Swedish poet whose sometimes bleak but powerful work explores themes of nature, isolation and identity, won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday…

 

PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL Launches 8th Annual Poetry Contest (from Broadway World)
Miles Coon, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Blaise Allen, Ph.D., the Festival’s Director of Community Outreach, announced the launch of the eighth annual High School Poetry Contest. Between October 10 and December 2, any Palm Beach County public or private high school student can submit one original poem (30 lines maximum) for consideration

 

Poetry wins Olympics role (fromThe Guardian)
The nation is set to be “carpeted in poetry” next year with works by poets including laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Wednesday’s Forward prize winner John Burnside to be installed to in the Olympic Park…