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Poetry on the Web – Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dan Nester

When You’re Strange (from Poetry Foundation)
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who think the Doors are a hokey caricature of male rock stardom and those who think they’re, you know, shamans…

 

Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology (from GalleyCat)
The Occupy Wall Street library has produced the firsOccupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology. The founders seek poetry in all the languages of the world, building a “massive text of dissidence, a testament to the infinite beauty of the human spirit.” …

 

Midland’s Larry Levy wants to change your mind about poetry (from The Saginaw News – MLive.com)
Larry Levy was at a loss for words, and for a poet, that’s not a good thing. He was talking with a friend, an educated woman who has traveled all over the world, who is well grounded in the arts, and she told him she hates poetry…

 

‘Pass the Mic’ brings diverse artists to campus (from UW Badger Herald)
Passing the Mic’s poetry slam on Saturday night concluded the third and final event of the Spoken Word Series put on by the 2011 Wisconsin Film Festival…

 

HuffPo looks at Poetry Center digital archives (from Poetry Foundation)
Thomas Gladysz over at the Huffington Post digs up some books by Philip Levine, remembers Levine reading in San Francisco years ago, and then misses his voice. This leads him to San Francisco’s Poetry Center and the American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University, which recently launched a digital archive of their poetry recordings on the web. Everything from Levine reading in 1958 to the very famous April 27, 1959 reading by Allen Ginsberg…

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