Thursday, September 29, 2011

Brand Spanking New Poetry

Remember poetry?  Roses are red, quoth the raven, the woods are lovely dark and deep.  That stuff you've heard since you were a kid.  Did you know they're still out there writing poetry?  And getting it published!  And people read it!  If you'd like to get your feet wet by reading a few poems by a few contemporary poets pick up Between water and song : new poets for the twenty-first century .  Here's a sample:

 "Hoodlum Birds" by Eugene Gloria
The fearless blackbirds see me again
at the footpath beside the tall grasses
sprouting like unruly morning hair...

I like that, sounds just like a country road in Iowa.  There may be blackbirds but not a rose or a raven in sight.