SUNDAYThis week saw the publication of:
The Poetry Bus Magazine -
Edited by Peadar O'Donoghue it contains:
Ninety-three poems by almost as many international poets, plus two visual poems;
Reviews; An article by Dave Lordan and:
A cd of 12 tracks.
You can find a sample of one of the tracks, They're saying it's Over from Laura Moody, with visual images from the magazine here: http://vimeo.com/54036394
It is one of the few magazines which indicates the full variety of artistic endeavours happening today. I am looking forward to reading the entries and listening to the music.
The Poetry Bus Magazine also run a FB group page which you might
want to join if you are interested in getting involved in the next edition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/125558570802681/permalink/513689785322889/?comment_id=513702441988290&offset=0&total_comments=7
Contributors in issue four:
A J Huffman Afric McGlinchey Alan Garvey
Alan Jude Moore Alan McMonagagle Anne Tannam
Ariel Dawn Arthur Broomfield Ben Nardolilli
Bobby Parker Bren O’Ruaidh Brenda Cusack
C P Stewart Clint Wilson Clodagh O’Brien
Colm Scully Dale Houstman Darragh Devaney
Dave Lewitzky David R Morgan Dimitra Xidous
Eamonn O’Neill Elaine Feeney EM Reapy
Fiona Bolger Fiona Sinclair Fred Johnston
Gerard Beirne Harvey Reislinger Ian C Smith
Ian Duhig iDrew Ivy Page
Jack Brae Curtingstall James O’Sullivan John Prior
John Saunders John W Sexton Jonathon Greenhause
Karen Nowviskie Kate O’Shea Ken Keating
Kevin Kiely Kevin Rabas Korliss Sewer
Lance Nizami Laura Cleary Lemn Sissay
Liam Aungier Lyn Lifshin Mark Valentine
Marybeth Rua Larsen Maurice Devitt Michael Brownstein
Michael Loughran Michael Touhey Mike Absalom
Mike Alexander Noel King Paul T Dillon
PC Vandall Quincy R Lehr Rachel Fox
Richard Halperin Rosy Wilson Sandra Harris
Sarah Clancy Sarah Griffin Steve Kain
Tim Bradford Tom Sheehan William Doreski
Visual Poems by Christopher Barns
Flash Fiction from Frances Kenny
Crona Gallagher Dale Houstman Mike Absalom
Mike Haskett Padhraig Nolan Peadar O’Donoghue
Steve Simpson Tim Bradford Unur Epmakob
Sarah Clancy’s THANKS FOR NOTHING HIPPIES by Padhraig Nolan.
Katy Evans Bush’s ME AND THE DEAD by Niamh Bagnall
Bobby Parker’s COMBERTON by David R Morgan.
Dave Lourdan explains EVERYTHING RHYMING ALL THE TIME
Cartoon Bobby Parker
Cover art Sara Wendy Oliva, front cover
Mark Jenkins, backcover
CD Track by
Afric McGlinchey Brendan Hickey. Dimitra Xidous
Fiona Bolger James Yorkston John Prior
Korliss Sewer Laura Moody Mike Alexander
PC Vandall Rachel Fox Stuart Wilde
If you don't already have a copy you should purchase it here:
MONDAY:The SAMUEL BECKETT page shared another great essay by Marjorie Perloff on the acoustic silence in Beckett's Embers. She writes that
|Beckett 1971, courtesy of the SAMUEL BECKETT fb Page.|
'The Beckett who began to write radio plays in the mid-fifties was no stranger to the medium: in Roussillon, where he lived in hiding from 1942-45, the radio transmitter was the crucial information conduit for Resistance groups, and the BBC, which was to commission All That Fall (1956) and Embers (1959), its main source. Half a century later, as the Columbia Encyclopedia reminds us, radio is still primarily an information medium, a conductor of messages, whether news flashes, announcements of events, weather reports, and today the ubiquitous "sigalerts" that advise the driver about freeway conditions and traffic accidents even as they are taking place.
All the more reason, then, for the radio artist -and Beckett is surely one of the finest - to turn this information function, this relaying of messages from A to B, inside out.
TUESDAY:To say that The Battersea Review is set to become one of the more important poetry magazines is surely an understatement. Take a look at the second edition which has just been published free and online and you'll see immediately that the standard of criticism, poetry and translation included is the highest. Edited by poet and critic Ben Mazer, it contains a huge selection of poetry and criticism by:
Poetry: Saskia Hamilton Adam Fitzgerald William Logan
Todd Swift Gerard Malanga James Reidel
Anand Thakore Mario Murgia Charles Bernstein
Daniel Evans Pritchard U.S. Dhuga
David Ward J. Robert Oppenheimer
Peter Behrman de Sinety and Petya Ivanova
New translations of Rilke's Russian poems by Philip Nikolayey
Criticism by:Geoffrey O'Brien; Robert Archambeau;
Marjorie Perloff; Josephine Weinberger
Adam Kirsch DM Stewart
Philip Nikolayev, David Meltzer
Ben Mazer Brendan Lorber
Bill Berkson and Rob Chalfen.
Philip Nikolayev's translations of Rilke's poetry is also introduced with a short piece on his Russian poetry. He writes that:
Even in Russia the reading public is barely aware of these early Russian texts by Rilke, though they can be found both in print and online. Literary Russians tend to see them as curious trifles, a great stranger’s attempts, failed though touching, at poetry in our robust and supple language. Their Russian, unmistakably a foreigner’s, exhibits errors of grammar, usage and scansion. Still, in a handful of lines Rilke manages to get the Russian right, and they ring true as lines of Russian verse.
WEDNESDAYThe Western Writer's Centre shared a piece on a third publication which will interested poets, translators and artists.
'The new issue of 'La Foret des Mille Poetes,' under the editorial baton of the redoubtable René Varennes has been released.
It includes visual art and discussion on a variety of topics outside poetry, as witness its Letters page.
Varennes's Editorial, while wishing all poets a great New Year, is again a plea for more poetry in the media, a greater public visibility for poetry, and wonders at the possibility of a Cultural Olympics.
A mere €30 subscription, the address is 13, avenue Reignier, 03310 Néris les Bains, France.
You can get a sample of the kind of artwork which appears in the magazine here:
Coming up this week:The deadline for the Cuirt New Writing competition, an international competition for Poetry and Fiction, is Friday March 8th.
Copies must be sent in hard copy, so allow extra time to make the deadline.
The Launch of REViVAL Literary Journal takes place this Tuesday, 5th March. Guest speakers are Mark Roper and Fred Johnston and there will be an open mic.
If you would like to perform your poetry onstage at the GLASTONBURY festival the deadline is next Sunday, 10th March.
Synge and the Making of Modern Irish Drama.
by Professor Anthony Roche.
Book Launch - with Joseph O'Connor.
UCD - Campus Bookshop, Tuesday 5th March.
5:30 - 7:00
The book will subsequently be available on:
Anthony Roche is also the author of the best critique of Brian Friel's plays available -
Brian Friel: Theatre and Politics.
The Campus Bookshop can be contacted at: http://www.campusbookshopucd.com/
Anthony Roche's author page on Amazon has details of his publications: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anthony-Roche/e/B001HMTLUA/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1362316319&sr=1-2-ent
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