Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November 20th forum announcement

Dear Poetry Aficionados,

Poetry & Poets in Rags

On Thursday, here in the USA, it will be Thanksgiving Day. And if you're here for the food, both Robert Pinsky and the CBC's Poet of the Month, Susan Gillis, are serving it up in Great Regulars. Then keep reading through to the Poetic Obituaries. Some people important to poetry will be missing for the holidays this year.

The entire week is packed with great poetry and information. We begin in News at Eleven with translation by Fanny Howe--not to be missed. And we move to Japan for letters from Tagore and Noguchi. The third story is an excellent one on Great Regular James Fenton--again, not to be missed. It's just that kind of a week.

On the back page, we follow up with a story in Great Britain, the one about Samina Malik, the online poet who called herself the "Lyrical Terrorist." She has become famous, not for her poetry which isn't that good, not for her online name that indicates the genre she has chosen to write into, and not for striking terror into anyone at all, certainly not for any terrorist act--but for an unjust conviction in Great Britain's system of justice--this misunderstood, imprisoned, prosecuted, and now convicted online poet.


Our links:

IBPC: Poetry & Poets in Rags

Poetry & Poets in Rags blog


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