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Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 26th

Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 26th
By rus bowden on 05/26/2009
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Dear Poetry Aficionados,

Poetry & Poets in Rags blog:

The smear campaign turned double scandal has become a fiasco. We headline with six articles that look from different angles at Ruth Padel stepping down from the Oxford poetry post. This is also covered again in News at Eleven, and by Sarah Crown and Judith Fitzgerald in Great Regulars. But there''s more to the poetry news than this story, and a lot is centered in the UK, with the Hay Festival on, and with Frieda Hughes and Andrew Motion having books out for review. Be sure to check the Back Page link too, where Simon Armitage (who''s going to war as a poet) discusses Sir Gawain and the Green Night.

Congratulations are due. The InterBoard Poetry Community''s Poem of the Year results are in, and one forum, Desert Moon Review (http://www.thedesertmoonreview.com), out of more than twenty, has swept all three places. National Book Award winner Xeufei Jin, or Ha Jin (http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/judges/xeufei-jin), who was blind to the poets and the forums the poems came from, both judged and commented on the winning poems. In first place, is S. Thomas Summers'' "A Fall from Grace" (http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/a-fall-from-grace). Then Laurie Byro has two of her poems, "Living in the Body of a Firefly" (http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/index_new.php/poems/living-in-the-body-of-a-firefly) and "Virginia Sings Back To the Stones In Her Pockets" (http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/index_new.php/poems/virginia-sings-back-to-the-stones-in-her-pockets), in second and third. Thank you, Xeufei Jin.


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