When I was in high school (USA, late 1980's) a friend had a poem (copied from a magazine or a book) taped to the inside of her locker. It was Bukowski-esque, but I do not believe it was Bukowski. The line I recall went something like: "I either want to consume or have sex with everything in existence." Can anyone tell me what that poem was? My Google-fu has failed me, and I'd love to find the poem again (either online or in published form). Thank you!
What happens at the intersection of musical notation (written left to right) and languages written right to left? [more inside]
Can anyone give me any information about a poem called "Redundancy Pay", apparently by Ray Fuller? [more inside]
I'm trying to find the context of the Robert Frost quote "Freedom lies in being bold." [more inside]
Who are the best translators (living or dead) of English-language poetry into Spanish, and what are the best anthologies of English-language poetry translated into Spanish? [more inside]
Federico García Lorca poems, in side-by-side Spanish and English: where can I read them online? (Websites, Google Books previews, etc.)
I've become fascinated with Masking Tape Poems found on the streets of San Francisco, and feel sure that there must be more documentation - some alternative weekly article, blog post, art historian musings, etc. - out there that I'm missing through my lame googlefu skills. Looking for links, photos, or "oh yeah I've seen that and heard..." information. [more inside]
Can you recommend any Japanese poets or anthologies of poetry? [more inside]
When I was a kid getting driven to school with NPR on the radio in the late 80's early 90's, there was this sort of interstitial poetry series that often played. I googled for a while finding nothing. I was hoping to find a collection or even just the author/reader's name. [more inside]
I want to print out a long 200-page discussion thread of poetry in an imaginative way. Got any ideas? It's here at http://monkeyfilter.com/link.php/4724
TattooFilter. Looking for a poetic version of the phrase "Nothing you do not need." [more inside]
I'm looking for inspiring short readings (poems? selections from essays?) loosely organized around the themes of freedom from oppression. Bonus points if they're fun to read and hear, building to a nice crescendo. [more inside]
John Locke wrote "one may destroy a man who makes war upon him." I understand that in this sentence "one" and "him" are the same person, and "man" and "who" are a separate person. In the most basic sense, this sentence justifies fighting against people who war with you. But I have read sentences before - often in poetry - where cases are switched. If the above sentence were such an example, then "one" and "who" would be a person, and "man" and "him" would be the other person. In this case, the sentence would suggest that one runs the risk of destroying someone if they make war against that someone. What are some examples of such sentences?
Know any Ahadith, Qur'an and classic Arabic poetry about camels? (In English) I am currently writing about paper about their survival in the desert. Thanks in advance!
A poem in which the 5th season is mortality? [more inside]
Looking for an anti-war poem I saw years ago; it started with two soldiers fighting and ended speculating that if they met in a pub they'd have a pint. [more inside]
Help me pick out an appropriate reading for my upcoming wedding, something expressing the wish that the love we feel for each other might also serve as a a foundation for a more universal compassion. [more inside]
Recommend some poems/poets in Spanish? [more inside]
I'm thinking of a Czeslaw Milosz poem I read a few years ago in either a magazine or a book. It's written from the point of view of an old man, looking back over his life. He realizes that all the good things, all the bad things he's done in his life can be boiled down to one word: desire. I think it includes descriptions of the various things he's desired (food, women, et cetera). Any ideas?
In "Thunder Road", the lyric "Roy Orbison singing for the lonely, hey that's me and I want you only, don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again" can be interpreted differently depending on where you break the line, before or after the word "only". Is there a name for this particular poetic device? Do you know of other examples? [more inside]
Help me find the Internet Poets! [more inside]
How do I make Blogger work with indentation? [more inside]
Looking for a particular French poem about Aphrodite. [more inside]
I'm reading more poetry lately and am wondering what poets/poems have a similar vibe to Murakami. I love his vivid language and surreal spins on daily life. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a particular Victorian poem that contains a stanza depicting a peaceful cottage. [more inside]
Help me identity this 1910s/20s/30s British poet (from precious little information). [more inside]
Need help identifying this quote. [more inside]
What organizations can you tell me about that would be happy to receive a number of books? The key--they're books of poetry. [more inside]
Seeking relatively well-known, canon-caliber fictional accounts of imaginary encounters between actual, historically significant figures -- especially encounters that could well have taken place, but which we know did not or remain undocumented. Philip Levine's poem "On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane" typifies what I'm looking for. Mark Twain's _A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court_ does not (respectable evidence out there of a historical Arthur notwithstanding). The literary field is rife with examples, I know -- say, some novel casting Charles Lindbergh and Adolf Hitler into a tete-a-tete. But, ack, I'm drawing a blank. [more inside]
Internet resources for understanding poetry. [more inside]
Can you recommend any online poetry criticism forums? [more inside]
Avantgarde London: I want to take my girlfriend out to a biggish music/sound performance/event. I want it to be avantgarde, unexpected and unique - the kind of night that would send most music lovers screaming into the distance. I am thinking maybe opera, but I know NOTHING about it. And, as I said, I want avantgarde opera in London. Where do I start? [more inside]
Looking for literary magazines that are well-known for their reviews of newly-published poetry, both chapbooks and full-length books. [more inside]
Can you recommend any good books on writing poetry? [more inside]
Heroin addict decides to face her habit so she moves to the bucolic Scottish (or Irish, somewhere in the UK at any rate) countryside, meets a (decades-older) blind farmer, falls in love, kicks the habit, eventually has to grieve his death, starts writing luminous poetry, publishes... but what is her name, or the name of her book? (last-minute, last-ditch Xmas-gift-filter) [more inside]
Where can I buy a t-shirt that says "Look Upon My Shirt, Ye Mighty, and Despair?" [more inside]
On what page does "Dream On" appear in Shroud of the Gnome by James Tate? [more inside]
Please help me find a quote, proverb or poem, about friendship and neighbors. [more inside]
Does anyone know any good poetry blogs? Like, just something that updates with new poems fairly regularly. Google turned up some stuff, but it's tough separating wheat from chaff, especially with something as hit-or-miss as poetry.
Savannah, GA Questions - Art, Poetry, and Framing [more inside]
Longshot poetry filter: My grandfather's memorial service is tomorrow and my grandmother would like a poem to be read. She thinks the title was "No Regrets" and the first line is "I don't look back..." [more inside]
Persian music aficionados, tell me what you know about Golhaye Rangarang. [more inside]
Suggest some magazines which publish short stories and poetry that are not stuffy and pretentious. Also, any science fiction magazines that are worth reading would be greatly appreciated as well. [more inside]
What are some vivid examples of nostalgia in film and literature? [more inside]
Where can I find the version of "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll where, when listened to backwards, you can hear certain phrases by way of a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Where can I find the version of "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll where, when listened to backwards, you can hear certain phrases by way of a self-fulfilling prophecy? [more inside]
Where can I find a collection of some sort, preferable a list, of iambic words?
Can anyone point me towards online collections of H.P. Lovecraft's poems? [more inside]
Suggestions for hard-hitting contemporary poets or spoken word artists? [more inside]
"Burying my Father," by Sam Hunt. Does anyone know this poem? [more inside]