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boston baked

Last night a friend emailed her experience of AWP, a note which read like a manic manifesto of the upcoming writer. This might say less about my friend than it does about the nature of AWP as it erupts into... Read More

While you’re busy making plans

Teju Cole tweeted seven flash fictions about drone strikes. The second one begins, “Call me Ishmael.” This is an off-shoot of his small fates twitter project. Richard Blanco is our first Hispanic, first openly gay, youngest ever inaugural poet. I was talking with... Read More

The Next Big Thing: in which the publisher puts on her writer hat

Maybe you’ve heard of The Next Big Thing, the latest spin on an old time chain letter. It’s a blog chain that’s circulating in which a writer answers ten prefab interview questions about a current project, then tags a handful... Read More

What’s wrong with this picture

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge is an article by Randy Faucheux in Dig: Baton Rouge Uncovered about a new Lavender Ink anthology and its editor, Vincent Cellucci. Because of the book’s title (and maybe its all-puns-intended content?) Fuck Poems has encountered some... Read More

Leah Umansky dreams and we dream

Leah Umansky is all over the place these days. Check out three of her Game of Thrones poems, which open the current issue of Poetry Magazine. On her poetry blog, I AM MY OWN HEROINE, you can check out her... Read More

Late Night Library, Revenge of the Bookstore, the Colbert Bump

The best analysis I’ve seen of what is doing to the book industry is Late Night Library’s conversation with Tin House’s Rob Spillman. Scroll down just a bit for the podcast. And here’s a lovely antidote: Ann Patchett’s experience opening a new indie bookstore... Read More

Pushcarts, rejection, inescapable contradictions

November 28, 2012 The wompus is proud to announce six nominees for the best-of-the-small-presses Pushcart Prize. As they say in the trade, it was a very tough choice. We nominate Terry Wright’s Fractal Cut-Ups for its fusion of take-no-prisoners cultural observation,... Read More

Art is art

November 27, 2012 I signed a petition asking Gatorade to take flame retardant chemicals out of their products. Do you ever ask yourself just how crazy we have become? Later I heard a radio report detailing a new outbreak of... Read More

Lennon’s Poster

On the Book Arts list I came across a tiny little film by Nick Esdaile and Joe Fellows called Lennon’s Poster, a mini-documentary about the recreation of Pablo Fanque’s circus poster which inspired one of the songs on the Sgt.... Read More

frankenstorm, NOLA, publisher-puts-on-writer-hat

I read some poems at Kajun’s Pub in New Orleans. I was the warmup act for co-authors of the new wompus chapbook Super Poems, Chris Shipman and DeWitt Brinson, whose work I already loved and now I positively adore, so... Read More