Entries in Poetry (6)
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2:25AM
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 5:44PM
Like the previous entry, this is also a response to Beth Bachmann's Do Not Rise. Only the draft I present here is actually my second attempt at the same poem.
Here's the problem when you write and compose directly on the laptop--programs crash. Sometimes programs crash while you're writing. Sometimes they crash when you haven't saved your work. This was what happened to me this afternoon--I had typed a poem which was roughly sonnet-sized. I was trying to save it. The program crashed. The first draft of the poem is gone. There's a lesson in all of this: SAVE YOUR WORK WHILE YOU'RE WRITING.
Anyway, here's the second response to Beth's work. I responded to lines from her poem "sustainable."
And, by the way, the titles are just placeholdrs--I'm trying to force a secondary sequence into a current manuscript and using titles as a means to pry entry into that manuscript. It may or may not work.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 4:23PM
I hope you are all having fun with the reading challenge. So far I've managed to read two of the books on my list: Beth Bachmann's Do Not Rise and Nick Flynn's My Feelings. I'm in the midst of juggling two books, but I'll mention those once I get through 'em.
One of the challenges I added for this Summer Reading List is a response in writing. It's to keep you accountable. I know I need to be held accountable. Anyway, here's my response to Beth Bachmann. I borrowed a line, but then it ended up being the image of the bloodshot eye after revision from her poem "bright one."
I'll be back tomorrow with more writing and more responses, but for now, here's the poem:
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:05PM
The book will be out August 1st!
Here's the trailer by Caleb Young and the good folks at Handcrank Films:
Monday, March 19, 2012 at 12:13AM
Bellingham Review has extended the deadline for our annual contests in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The contests will end April 1, 2012. We’re still accepting both mailed and electronic submissions. For our full submission guidelines, please click here.
Bellingham Review’s first online issue is now available. Check out the “Current Issue” portion of the site for this special edition featuring flash fiction, short essays, prose poetry, and other short forms.
Australian author Kent MacCarter shared with us an interview with the late poet Jack Myers, discussing Richard Hugo, the celebrated Northwestern poet and professor. Read the full discussion of Hugo, regionalism, influence, and other significant topics in poetics here.
Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:52PM