Sometime ago I saw a YouTube video . We are at a poetry festival, from memory in New York state somewhere. A man comes on stage (late thirties, caucasian) - pretty sure he is a poet but what he has to say is prose.
He gives an amusing address lasting two to three minutes in which he exhorts people to not use "like", high rising terminals
and other similar constructs but to say what they have to say clearly and positively. It's an amusing speech with little malice and with a purpose behind it.
Anyone know what this is ?
posted by southof40
on Sep 3, 2013 -
I was just reading about poet Mary Oliver, who lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I've also heard of arts communities in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What are some other small-ish towns that have strong communities of artists and writers (especially writers!)? [more inside]
posted by 3491again
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I remember a little about this poem I read in a poetry class in college. Mainly the line "the bones of my wrists, supple and exemplary" but Google isn't helping. Also that in this or a similar poem, the poet (I think it was a woman) describes how two hyenas were mating and couldn't stop even when a lioness was stalking them. Also a line about how she met two coyotes or wolves who smiled at her with their sharp teeth.
Help? If I could know who this poet is and especially some collection where I could read her poetry, I'd be really greatful! Thank you.
posted by DisreputableDog
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I read, somewhere, a quote about poets to the effect that even successful poets have day jobs, collect disability payments or come from money. I vaguely recall that this was said (or written) by a woman who was a successful [poet? writer? editor?] in her own right, and who would have had a reasonable sample size on which to base the statement. What quote am I thinking of? Who wrote or said it? My googles have been uncharacteristically ineffective in locating the quote or identifying the source.
posted by dersins
on Jan 11, 2013 -
Has anyone come across a Really Big List of [Author-/Poet-/Filmmaker-/Artist-/Musician-] Librarians? [more inside]
posted by activitystory
on Mar 27, 2012 -
Who are good candidates for reasonably being labelled "The Brazilian Shakespeare"? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh
on Feb 21, 2012 -
I need a non-fiction companion to 'Frankenstein' for my book club. [more inside]
posted by bq
on Mar 21, 2011 -
In Jane Campion's Bright Star
, what exactly did Brown have to say about poets working but not looking busy? [more inside]
posted by 6and12
on Jun 17, 2010 -
What happened to the wondering minstrels poetry database and how can I find a replacement? [more inside]
posted by winna
on Jan 1, 2010 -
I don't know shit about poetry but have been enjoying Leonard Cohen, Charles Bukowski, Charles Simic, and Robert Creeley for years. (I mostly like works about relationships, romance, love...) Who else should I read? Also, in addition to "practice", how does one get better at reading/writing poetry. Can you also recommend journals / anthologies / web sites / quarterlies?
posted by dobbs
on Feb 8, 2007 -
How to (tactfully and successfully) get some major names to look at some of my writing? Of course there is [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater
on Jul 18, 2006 -
I'm looking for good poetry blogs, either blogs of good original poetry or blogs of good commentary on poetry. Do you have any recommendations?
posted by pracowity
on Aug 19, 2005 -
Looking for good, free online writers' forums to try and promote a magazine project I'm working on. Where on the web do poets and short story writers tend to congregate, and how can I reach that audience (preferably without spending any money)?
posted by BackwardsCity
on Jan 11, 2005 -