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To Do List – MUTTS January 6 2018, Daily Comic Strip


Best Poetry Podcasts (2017)

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23 of our favorite poetry podcasts for 2017. Listen online. Listen online now, no signup necessary. Podcasts include audio training, interviews, news.

Source: Best Poetry Podcasts (2017)



(This feature is part of TRUCK’s Theme Issue on the List or Catalog Poem. You can go HERE for an Index of the Participating Poets.)


“I believe in the lives of many things . . . . worn out and reborn. In Kyoto you find a very interesting tomb called fudezuka. It’s a tombstone for old pens. Once you use your pens, you cannot put them in the garbage, you have to perform a ritual.”

~  Hidetoshi Kato

In Northampton, MA as you step from shop to street you’re liable to look up from an ice cream cone or a thought, to see a clown standing off at some not far enough distance, staring at something, maybe you.

I saw a Monarch stopping over on a Commercial Street P’town blossom just before the necessary journey to Mexico. A friend took its picture. I wanted to introduce myself. We open we close. August folds us up, flutters us away.

Safety deposit box in which I save anecdotes, movie tickets torn in half, oily breadcrumbs of origin, particular colors that still fan out, recipes, coins, formulas, equations, nibs stained black and blue, words, white space, red candle wax, winter dreams, longing on a hinge, long-sleeved and emerald green.


Where to Submit Your Writing This Winter | ENTROPY

Where to Submit Your Writing This Winter | ENTROPY.

20 Reliable Sources to Follow for Winter Storm News

20 Reliable Sources to Follow for Winter Storm News.

Forward and back :: Art Note

Forward and back | Art Note.

Women of Being: An Anti-List of Under-Acknowledged Authors

Judy Grahn

Women of Being: An Anti-List of Under-Acknowledged Authors.

Alan Watts – Haiku (PHILOSOPHICAL DISCOURSE series)

Alan Watts on haiku

1.  artlessness – looks like a work of nature

2.  excels in the virtue of knowing when to stop (the secret of art and of life)

3.  zen-inspired

– complete lack of the inessential

– astonishing directness

– no ideas, beliefs, doctrines or symbolism

– haiku and zen share same view that is a moment of intense perception; vivid

4.  life reveals itself most plainly when you do not clutch at it — touch and go

5.  everything is momentary

6.  mooshin – state of no mind

7.  not reactions but an integral part of the experience

8.  literary form

– 17 syllables*

– in current season

– of flowers, trees, insects, animals, festivals, landscapes

– a strict form to see how much can be done with so little

– tension is created between the rigidity of the form and the depth of the poetic feeling; haiku    is the practice of restraint:

– suggests, doesn’t describe

– indicates, does not explain

– involves reader’s imagination

– restraint prevents showing off

– primativity and unfinishedness of expression that is socially understood

– the reader is almost as important as the poet—both share the same poetic

experience that  is never explicitly stated

– listener must be in the know about life, of the thusness  of things, not of their    goodness or badness but of their concrete thingyness

– the quality of thusness

* clarification: Japanese and English languages of course are not equivalent in syllabication. So, it’s better to count the duration of a full breath in and out. Some American haiku poets write poems that last for a breath. – yours truly, df

List of Tohoku Initiatives

~ grateful thanks to Kris Kondo for providing this link

Top 30 Poetry Books of 2011 / Coldfront

Coldfront » Top 30 Poetry Books of 2011.