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Know any good poets named "Litt"?

Need help identifying this quote. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Feb 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Help spread the love/poetry.

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]
posted by plaingurl on Feb 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Fictional Almost-Factual Encounters

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]
posted by taramosalata on Feb 5, 2009 - 31 answers

Poetry Web Sites

Internet resources for understanding poetry. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Feb 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Online poetry criticism forums?

Can you recommend any online poetry criticism forums? [more inside]
posted by laumry on Feb 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Avantgarde Operatics in London

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]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for Lit. mags that are known for their book reviews.

Looking for literary magazines that are well-known for their reviews of newly-published poetry, both chapbooks and full-length books. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Jan 16, 2009 - 5 answers

The Doors of Opium

Looking for a good english translation of the essay Les portes de l’opium by Marcel Schwob.
posted by jammy on Jan 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Can you recommend any good books on writing poetry?

Can you recommend any good books on writing poetry? [more inside]
posted by laumry on Jan 8, 2009 - 16 answers

This is such a crazy long shot

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]
posted by Aubergine on Dec 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Where can I buy a t-shirt that says "Look Upon My Shirt, Ye Mighty, and Despair?"

Where can I buy a t-shirt that says "Look Upon My Shirt, Ye Mighty, and Despair?" [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Dec 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me not fudge my in-text citation, please.

On what page does "Dream On" appear in Shroud of the Gnome by James Tate? [more inside]
posted by plaingurl on Dec 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me find a quote/poem/proverb about friendship and neighbors.

Please help me find a quote, proverb or poem, about friendship and neighbors. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Dec 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Poetry Blogs?

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.
posted by chairmanroflmao on Dec 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Need Info for Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA Questions - Art, Poetry, and Framing [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 27, 2008 - 1 answer

"I don't look back" ... remember the rest of this poem?

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]
posted by drumcorpse on Nov 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Who put the Rang in the ... oh, never mind.

Persian music aficionados, tell me what you know about Golhaye Rangarang. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Nov 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Suggest me some unpretentious literary magazines.

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]
posted by scarello on Nov 4, 2008 - 9 answers

WTB: madeleines

What are some vivid examples of nostalgia in film and literature? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 27, 2008 - 30 answers

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]
posted by deansfurniture5 on Oct 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Where can I find a list of iambic words?

Where can I find a collection of some sort, preferable a list, of iambic words?
posted by meta.mark on Oct 20, 2008 - 1 answer

The Fungi from Yuggoth, on the Internet

Can anyone point me towards online collections of H.P. Lovecraft's poems? [more inside]
posted by Caduceus on Oct 13, 2008 - 4 answers

powerful modern poetry?

Suggestions for hard-hitting contemporary poets or spoken word artists? [more inside]
posted by bradly on Oct 5, 2008 - 13 answers

Do you know this Sam Hunt poem?

"Burying my Father," by Sam Hunt. Does anyone know this poem? [more inside]
posted by routergirl on Oct 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me find a depressing poem!

I'm looking for a longer poem about death/dying that I read some time ago. IIRC, I found it via the "Poetry Sunday" series on the Daylight Atheism blog, but upon a little research, it was not one of the poems featured there. Perhaps it is by one of the same authors? [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Sep 30, 2008 - 6 answers

The ideas are all around, floating away...

I feel the need to be creative, but can't figure out what sort of outlet is the best to get my ideas out. How do I figure out what sort of creativity I have? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Alien poems are all the rage

Searching for a poem about aliens justifying their conquer of a "new world" - ours. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Sep 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Finding a poem

Finding a poem: An alien describes Earth's inhabitants as mechanized. The reader realizes that the alien is describing cars... [more inside]
posted by angiep on Sep 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Rilke translation identification

Whose translation of Rilke's "Eranna an Sappho" begins "O you fierce far-flinging hurler / Like a spear among domestic things / I lay among my kin"? Googling has turned up a few translations but none of them is the right one. I have Mitchell's Selected Poetry of RMR but it doesn't include "Eranna an Sappho". [more inside]
posted by kenko on Sep 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Can poets make money?

How much does a writer make when their work is included in a school book? [more inside]
posted by minifigs on Aug 11, 2008 - 3 answers

please pinpoint a pleasant poem

Please help me find a fitting poem for my yearbook writeup. [more inside]
posted by drea on Aug 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Where have all the best-selling poets gone?

Was Rod McKuen that last person to sell millions of poetry books? Professional, prize-winning poets these days are university instructors. They have day jobs. McKuen was selling out concert halls and partying with Sinatra. Was his monstrous success (65 million books sold!) a product of his era? Will the world ever be ready again to make a poet into a millionaire?
posted by jackypaper on Jul 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Poetry recommendations

Please recommend some recent poets to read, for someone (me) interested in exploring poetry for essentially the first time. By recent, I mean since, say, 1980.
posted by slab_lizard on Jul 23, 2008 - 35 answers

Poems/songs about a geographically distant beloved?

What are some good poems (or songs) about a beloved person traveling very far away (from the speaker of the poem/song)? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jul 8, 2008 - 33 answers

Kindly Leave The Stage

What are the best strategies to help a performer roll with the punches? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Jul 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Italian rhythms

Do you speak Italian? Would you be willing to either read this short (five-line) poem into my voicemail or respond in the thread telling me where the stresses are in each phrase? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jun 24, 2008 - 5 answers

What can you tell me about 'Poe(t)heory'?

What can you tell me about 'Poe(t)heory'? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 18, 2008 - 3 answers

Comparing a Summer's Day

What poems can I think about while riding my bike on these beautiful June mornings? [more inside]
posted by readery on Jun 18, 2008 - 26 answers

Do you know an Irish love poem? One condition - no religion

Can anyone recommend an Irish - or even Northern Irish - poem or extract, on the topic of love or romance, that would be suitable to be read out at a civil wedding (ie, no references to God or religion allowed) [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Jun 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Come away, O Human Child...

I need a snippet of a poem or quote from a children's book about wishes. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Jun 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Is there an online tool that would do scansion for me?

Is there an online tool that would give me the metrical foot of a sentence I type in? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jun 11, 2008 - 3 answers

prefixy words?

What are some good words that form the prefixes for other words of varying definition? I want to write a rule-fudging sestina where I do (prefixy word as my sestina end of line word) + hyphen + linebreak + (ending of longer word). [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Jun 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Poem hunters...

Please help me find this poem that I read years ago and have only a few details from... I think was titled "Emptiness". [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Jun 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Best poems about the glory of battle?

What are the best poems about glory in battle and valor in warfare? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jun 9, 2008 - 31 answers

Poetry Software

What does a software for poetry writing need [more inside]
posted by ljrsphb on Jun 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Grief is itself a medicine. - Cowper

Reading/poetry to say goodbye to a dog? [more inside]
posted by Liosliath on May 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Quotes or poems for a soon-to-be mother?

I'm looking for quotes or a short poem for my sister, whose expecting her first child in the next several days. Any ideas?
posted by phr4gmonk3y on May 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Divan of the Lover

I need help with interpretation and understanding of The Divan of the Lover. A friend of mine claims to have figured out the meaning, and I'm drawing a blank aside from the most obvious. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on May 2, 2008 - 9 answers


I need poetry related anecdotes. [more inside]
posted by lucia__is__dada on Mar 26, 2008 - 13 answers

"Yes. Nothing is more ordinary than the dreams of Emperors."

What is the best collection of Zbigniew Herbert's poetry translated into English? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Mar 23, 2008 - 2 answers

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