Packed up the ZOOM H2 and headed for Mitchell, Iowa's "Dam Bar" for a head-spinning good time. Give a listen, ya hear?
Poet, Christopher Seid was in town recently and he gave us an interview and read from his award winning book, Prayers to the Other Life. Tune in August 30 to listen.
Coming in Sept:
The Gods from Outer Space!!!
Here's a poem, just for the halibut:
Sunday, August 16 at 10:30 am central (& Monday, August 17 @ 1:30 pm central), join host Rustin Larson and two editors from the North American Review, Vince Gotera and Ron Sandvik, and learn about the nation's oldest literary magazine. We'll also hear Vince Gotera read from his collections Dragonfly, Ghost Wars, and Fighting Kite. Recorded in the offices of the North American Review on August 5th.
(cartoon by Kate Larson)
Here we find our intrepid space adventurers accompanied by their faithful space-honey, just in time for the Bark in the Park Artwalk. What strange new worlds await Hexamuppet's daughter and Space-Jimmy Lincoln? Stay tuned. Meanwhile, on Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost, enjoy a classic rebroadcast of Ali Arsanjani and his translations of Rumi. Excellent stuff.
Next week, join host Rustin Larson and two editors of the North American Review, Vince Gotera and Ron Sandvik, and learn about the nation's oldest literary magazine. Recorded in the offices of the North American Review on August 5th.
From: Freddy Fonseca
To: All Fairfield poets and writers
I'm inviting all Fairfield poets, including those who may have moved, to submit original poetry (published and non-published) to a space on my new website: Fairfield Creates Foundation, along with your photo and short bio. Eventually, the best of these poems will be selected for a book on Fairfield poets I'm planning to edit and publish. August 31, 2009 is the deadline for submissions.
The theme of this collection is "Fairfield's Poets As They'd Like To Be Remembered", which is the 'working title' of the book for now. Before you make your selections, I suggest that you ask yourself three questions:
Which of my poems would I like to be remembered by?
Which poems will I most likely be remembered by?
Which of these poems are really "me"?
You may send up to ten original poems that you think will meet the criteria, from which I'll make a selection, first for the website and later for the book.
(Cartoon by Kate Larson)
The Ghosts take over the ship on the next Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost.
In a recording by the Library of Congress in the 1950's, we hear Robert Frost, John Crowe Ransom, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore and T. S. Eliot.
Ooogie booogie booo!
The truth about Frankenstein.
This group of pond pirates from the Wolverine State has joined the KRUU and has been known to tune in Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost via the interwebs on a lazy summer's day. Hooray! What cometh? This Sunday/Monday we have a remastered Annie Finch interview airing (the sound has been blended so we no longer have Annie in one speaker and me in the other). Weeks forth: an interview with local legend, Bill Graeser, and then the week after that a fun program where the ghosts take over and read their poems: Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, John Crowe Ransom, Marianne Moore and T. S. Eliot-- all recorded by the Library of Congress in the 1950's. Vintage vintage.
Rustin Larson's recording of a prestigious poetry reading
he did last month in Des Moines.
My lyric/narrative "Pavement" with a new layer of background sounds: pavement sounds like cars and motorcycles whizzing down D street, boids choiping and other onsets of nightness. Crickety-crickety, spickety, boo! ZOOM! Bang! Woo-woo, chuggah-chuggah! Sweet and Sour! YUM!
It is raining in Des
We disembark and the
bus gasps and pulls
away. We are pulling
open the door of the
“Oriental Market.” At the