To my mind one of the most important type/role is that of the writer who is passionately engaged with art-making regardless of whether or not culture thinks his/her form of art-making is useful. Such art allows me to question the entrenchment of practicality and to create new forms of thinking and feeling. To do so one has to be willing to be outside of the commerce of usefulness—both as reader/viewer and as writer/artist.
Conoley’s book has the transcendent qualities that future generations will be reading and considering, even after this generation has “[swept] the earth in [its] cemetery slippers.” A must read, for this world, and beyond.
Announcing “Prosody & Revision,” an online workshop to benefit Omnidawn Publishing
Participating poets will get feedback on the ten poems they submit as a packet for the online workshop: one poem a week for each week of the workshop.
The projected meeting times are every Sunday, 10a-12p pst, for 9 weeks, from08/31/14 - 10/26/14.
Almost every week there will be a new guest poet participating in the online workshop.
The confirmed guest poets are as follows:
This online course will produce a portfolio of 10-20 ready-to-publish poems. This online course will educate the attendees on Prosody as taught by Donald Justice and provide exposure to the book, Prosody, forthcoming from Bauhan Press in 2015. Further, this online course will expose the participating poets to some of the finest writers in the country on a weekly basis.
The tuition is $1000. All proceeds go to Omnidawn Publishing. Partial scholarships are available.
To apply for a partial scholarship send a 10 poem packet to David Koehn at firstname.lastname@example.org by 08/15. Decisions will be made by 08/22. Tuition is due by 08/29 or so…
If this is of interest to you or to anyone you know, please spread the word.
Express interest here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/191GQxKgqkAaLArK9poTM5S7b-IZuQXDKIml8efDShJ8/viewform?usp=send_form
For those who have already expressed interest on the sign up page — thank you!
Omnidawn editor Peter Burghardt is a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship finalist!
Congratulations, Peter! The five fellows will be announced September 1.
Rag, Julie Carr’s fifth book of poetry, is a streaming collection of untitled prose and poem segments. Lines, images, and fragments circulate, alternately recalling and anticipating their reappearance in longer passages. In this continual flux and flow, the book takes on the form and force of a body. But it is not a body in the sense of “a body of work,” which implies the presence of a remote authorial intelligence controlling an accumulation of matter. Rag belies these traces of the dualist schism between mind and body, beginning with the way its streaming elements seem to grow into each other, achieving in their combination a living intelligence. Rag, in this sense, is an organism, composed of multiple interacting systems—sensing, reacting, circulating, digesting, rejecting, signaling.
We’re thrilled to see this piece by Daniel Tiffany, author of Neptune Park!