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Really System Issue One: Trams Yell Yes!

This is the first issue of a new poetry journal (quarterly online, print annual) I created and edited. An additional feature of the journal is Really System Labs, where the text of each issue will be recombined, remixed, and remodeled.
posted by activitystory on Jan 19, 2014 - 0 comments

Ode To My 160GB iPod

I wrote a poem when my first 160GB iPod died, after having it 6 years. Then I memorized the poem. Then I made a video of me saying the poem. That is this.
posted by eustacescrubb on May 2, 2013 - 4 comments

Concordance Poems

Recently, I've been using concordances of poems in my teaching and presenting, and have been surprised at the new poems that emerge from the rearranged works. I started a single-topic tumblr to document some of my favorites. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Apr 30, 2013 - 4 comments

Always Missing

I've been writing poems on craigslist missed connections, at first every day, although now somewhat more infrequently. I recently began collecting them in a single spot, at the wordpress site alwaysmissing.wordpress.com. I'd appreciate constructive feedback.
posted by nob'dy on Mar 19, 2013 - 3 comments


a bookmarklet for creating erasure poems from web pages
posted by raisindebt on Mar 5, 2013 - 6 comments

Mission Cleaners Books

Listen to a guy read his poetry to you by phone from a crowded bar in Chicago. Watch a 1960s educational film posing as a trailer for a poetry book. Welcome to Mission Cleaners Books.
posted by roll truck roll on Jan 21, 2013 - 0 comments

Sharing 35 Poems (and One Essay)

In the process of redesigning my website, I decided to take the plunge and formatted 35 of my poems - making them available in a variety of formats: PDF, HTML, TXT and DOC. There's even a ZIP file that contains every format. All of the poems are released under a CC BY-NC license. [more inside]
posted by avoision on Nov 29, 2012 - 3 comments

Some Poetry

You ever see a poem? I have some poems in this jar. Some of them are strange. [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Aug 14, 2012 - 0 comments

Michael A. Arnzen: Purveyor of the Uncanny

This is a four-minute Ken-Burns-style microdocumentary I made about Seton Hill University's Michael A. Arnzen, four-time Bram Stoker Award winner and the twisted mind behind gorelets.com. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on May 6, 2012 - 0 comments

Couplets: a multi-author poetry blog tour

I'm coordinating a book blog tour for April, to help promote poetry and poets for National Poetry Month, for upwards of 70 poets visiting upwards of 25 poet-bloggers. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Apr 11, 2012 - 0 comments

A Poem From Us

Funded by a $1,000 grant from the Chicago Awesome Foundation, A Poem From Us is kicking off National Poetry Month by inviting people to share a favorite poem via YouTube or Vimeo. The one rule for the project: the poem you read cannot be your own. [more inside]
posted by avoision on Apr 1, 2012 - 0 comments

With algorithms subtle and discrete, I seek iambic writings to retweet

Pentametron 2013 (pronounce the year "two thousand and thirteen") scans seven million tweets or so each day, in search of those that happen to be in pentameter - and then it retweets them. It digs up five to ten of these per hour, making a sort of endless sonnet from the vast collective chatter of the Net. [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Mar 21, 2012 - 17 comments

The Book of Urizen

A handy tumblr site that contains William Blake's incredible 1794 work of art/literature/prophecy "The Book of Urizen" in its entirety. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Feb 26, 2012 - 6 comments

140 And Counting: very very short fiction and poetry, but lots of it.

Maybe you were given an e-reader today, and you're looking for stuff to read on it? Well, I've been running a weekdaily, online literary-and-speculative magazine since July 2009 called Seven by Twenty, which uses Twitter as its publishing platform. Since writing has to fit in a tweet, it by necessity focuses on very, very short stories and short-form poetry (haiku and scifaiku are especially perfect lengths). Now I've published an ebook anthology of the 140 best pieces from the first two years of the magazine's history (plus one more for luck). [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Dec 25, 2011 - 0 comments

Mockingbird -- a typewritten poem

"Mockingbird" is a 40-foot-long typewritten double-sided interrupted mobius strip of poetry -- the culmination of 3 and a half years of (intermittent) thinking and typing. Please enjoy it! [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Dec 20, 2011 - 2 comments

iKaddsh for Steve Jobs

Kaddish is the Hebrew prayer for the dead. Allen Ginsberg's Kaddish for Naomi is a thousand line poem in free verse post modern style. iKaddsh is a mashup on both, dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. [more inside]
posted by lipsum on Oct 8, 2011 - 1 comment

Jink Za Qi - Verse By Tile And Error

I get bored waiting for others to take their turns in Words With Friends, and sometimes these little poems jump out at me. [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Sep 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Anansi Poems

"Anansi Poems" is an autobiographical cycle of eight spider poems focussing on trickster elements. This is my first ePub published to the iBookstore! [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Jul 14, 2011 - 1 comment

Filthy Ditty: Daily text experiments in April 2011

Nominally in celebration of National Poetry Month, I challenged myself to make one experimental text a day in April 2011. It was a lot of fun, and I wanted to share the results with my fellow mefites. I thought these experiments in particular might be of interest: blackout poems made from Magic: the Gathering cards; dithered bitmaps of the average Unicode character; a Chrome extension that randomly scrambles the poetry "subjects" on poetryfoundation.org; and Nintendo ROMs with words replaced at random (Faxanadu, in particular---with video!). [more inside]
posted by aparrish on May 2, 2011 - 2 comments

The Writings of Daniil Kharms

It's quite simple - a nicely-formatted archive of the great absurd poetry of Daniil Kharms.
posted by tmcw on Jan 5, 2011 - 4 comments

My first (metafiction) novel free for ereaders

The first iteration of my first novel is out for any curious and adventurous readers. A deluxe book/app is currently in the works. Modern Mythology is a metafiction novel comprised for four parts: modern mythology, a sequel of sorts to Goethe's Faust in the form of poetic screenplay. Small Wood Volumes, a horror tinged bildungsroman set in a small town on the Oregon coast. The Earthman Chronicles, a science fiction jaunt through 1940s Pasadena by way of suburban sprawl, L. Ron Hubbard, Jack Parsons and many more. #, prose and poetry dealing with brain damaged souls, the death of education as an institution, artificial life, and creeping madness. The texts can stand alone or together as a whole. [more inside]
posted by chainlinkspiral on Dec 30, 2010 - 0 comments

Science Limericks

Who has time to read entire articles? Scientific research shows that scientific research is best summarized in limerick form. I hope this site will be a growing collection of such user-generated poetry, linked to the original source by DOI, PubMed ID, or ISBN. [more inside]
posted by bergeycm on Oct 29, 2010 - 3 comments

The Last Barman Poet

We're assembling a motley compendium of homages, covers and remixes of the worst performance poem in the world - Tom Cruise's 'The Last Barman Poet' in Cocktail - for a blog, and a live event at the end of September. [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Sep 8, 2010 - 0 comments

My mother's novel

In the late 1960's, my mom, young and naive, was arrested entering the US with a little bit of pot. She was thrown into a Texas jail, and threatened with years behind bars. This experience ended up being the basis of an experimental / poetic novel she wrote during the '70s, which was meant to be published in the '80s, but things fell apart and it never actually made it to press. Shortly after that, my parents divorced, and then a few years later, my mother was diagnosed with MS. The novel has been sitting on the back burner for a long time, but is finally available. (It's like time travel.) [more inside]
posted by mdn on Jul 30, 2010 - 1 comment

Bestiary Magazine: Poetry & Art

Inspired by 48 Hr Magazine, MagCloud in general, and also The Encyclopedia Show, this poetry journal will present poems on a different theme each month, with illustrations/art/photography. Like 48 HR Magazine, the time period during which submissions will be open will be very short (three days for the first issue.)
posted by eustacescrubb on May 23, 2010 - 1 comment

Crash! Bang! Wallow!

Retired stuntman Larry LeTan looks back over a life of rolling with the punches and falling through plate glass. A short film narrated by David Soul of Starsky & Hutch fame, directed by Jon Dunleavy and written by Luke Wright & myself. [more inside]
posted by him on May 13, 2010 - 3 comments


Phoned-In is a poetry-reading-by-phone podcast series. Poets read their work over the phone, and the podcast is then posted along with a short Q&A. [more inside]
posted by degoao on Mar 24, 2010 - 2 comments

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