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Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 30th



Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 30th
By rus bowden on 03/30/2010
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Dear Poetry Aficionados,

Poetry & Poets in Rags blog:
http://poetryandpoetsinrags.blogspot.com/

Last week, we headlined with Ted Hughes making it into Poets'' Corner. This week, we lead with his family situation, what his daughter Frieda says caused the divorce of the two great poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. We then go into a sort of co-headliner, an article from Publishers Weekly which asks, among other questions, what is the point of poetry reviews. And it really is a week of headliners almost throughout News at Eleven. For instance, on our Back Page, the eleventh item of News at Eleven, where we find stories from different angles, Natalie Merchant has come out with a new album, on which she sings poems, accompanied by 130 remarkable musicians from varying genres of music. This may not only be a boost and boon for her as an artist, but she be taking the poetry world up with her to boot. Let''s see.

The IBPC winners for March are up. Congrats to the poets! But a mountain of thanks to the judges Joseph Millar and Dorianne Laux, who have completed the winter stint for the InterBoard Poetry Community. Here are their selections, with commentary:
http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2010/3

First Place: Eden in Winter by Russel Smith of The Write Idea
Second Place: nettles riff nettles the big tree by Steve Parker of criticalpoet.org
Third Place: Everything will be permitted, nothing will be desired by Laura Ring of Wild Poetry Forum
Honorable Mention: Lot by Richard Moorhead of Wild Poetry Forum
Honorable Mention: The First Cut by Lana Wiltshire Campbell of Blueline Poetry
Honorable Mention: Comfort by Cynthia Neely of The Waters
Honorable Mention: Song for the Ghost of Gabriel Gomez by Emily Brink of The Writers Block

Thanks for clicking in.

Yours,
Rus

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http://poetryandpoetsinrags.blogspot.com/

IBPC Home:
http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/

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© By rus bowden On 3/30/2010 1:13:50 PM
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