This past Tuesday, I produced my first regular poetry slam in over three years. I took the lessons learned from the previous weekly poetry slam and running my reading series There Will Be Words and here were the results. The head-to-head format works. In a traditional poetry slam, you compete against several other poets and […]
On starting a poetry slam again, what I didn’t like about running a poetry slam previously, and some publication news.
On interviewing writers again, The Bones of the Terrible Wife, and some other news.
Hype is an amazing pair of goggles, as is confusion. If you can bewilder an audience with enough style and controversy, it fools people into thinking your content is good: this applies to any form of art. Take The Tree of Life. The critics were falling all over themselves with this movie, nominated for three Oscars. When […]