Thursday, July 30, 2009

Moloch - Summer '09

"It is in times like these that language becomes at once threatened and vital. And so we continue to read, talk and write."

Press F11 and keep pressing Next - you'll see a beautiful magazine with some good reading. However, I wonder if "The Last of the Nazis has Died" couldn't be improved by changing the entire text of the poem to something like "Good."

Monday, July 20, 2009

Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, Dies all accounts McCourt himself was in no way transformed by his success. Though that doesn't mean he didn't enjoy it immensely. "I wrote a book about growing up miserable, and the next thing I know I'm here," he said. "It's absurd, isn't it? It's extraordinary." (Time Magazine)

I think Angela's Ashes is a marvellous book, good enough to stand on the same shelf as Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee. (Debateable?)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Feeding baby poems

"In the tradition of mother-writers making poems about baby feeding - writers like Eavan Boland and Sylvia Plath - I've written a poem about feeding my new baby." (Women Rule Writer)