Whoever came up with this graphic is a gorgeous fiend and really onto something. Speaking of "onto something"..............
.......I think (and this idea originally was conceived and typed as a response to Nicolle Elizabeth's most recent deadly manifesto) that I would like to put together a collection of poems (w/multiple authors) called I Saw the Best Minds of My Generation Naked On The Internet. What do you think? C'MON, WHO'S WITH ME? Let's all stand in a circle and then put our hands into the middle of the circle and then pull them out in a fast way while shouting. And that's how it's done in America. And then once the excitement from the motion and noise calms down, if you want to get in touch or otherwise brainstorm, shoot me an email at niina dot pollari at gmail. So far I don't know any of the other details!
Guys, I was booted from Project Verse for turning in a poem too late. It's not Dustin's fault; I sent the thing at like 5PM after having internet trouble in the morning that it was due. I'd already given up but he asked me if he could post the poem, anyway. You can see it at his blog, along with the other submissions. I've gotta say from reading the submissions that I have a favorite for the win, but I'm not sure I want to disclose the name yet.... my favorites on ANTM always got kicked off the week I started rooting for them.
And FINALLY -- At-Large Magazine presents B-SIDES AND RARITIES, the dark horse follow-up to spring's wondrous A-SIDES. This one features poetry by Gregory Lawless, Nicole Steinberg, Benjamin Dickerson, Florencia Varela, Eric Amling, and Megan Moriarty as well as a translation collaboration between Patrick Kosiewicz and Najwa Masri and art/response from Mira O'Brien and J. Mae Barizo. Roof Alexander and Patrick James bring the fiction, and we have music from Piedra Del Sol and artwork by Bryan Schnelle. In other words it's like a pinata -- no matter where you hit it, goodies will come falling out.