LitSourcing: Out of the Binders

We’ve kind of tried similar things before, but as we gets things going with InDigest again after a bit of a break, we’re going to try and round up some good crowdsourced projects on a semi-regular basis. The idea ismore…

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The Newer York is Coming to New York

Bob Schofield, author of The Inevitable June, will be coming to New York on June 1 to sketch the book live at The Gallery at LPR. The Inevitable June (The Newer York, 2014) is a beautiful bout of lightheadedness. It’smore…

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Go on. Support Coldfront.

Go on. Support Coldfront. They’re doing great things, publishing smart reviews, and generally supporting poetry in ways that not many publications online are. So, give a little. It’s that time of year or whatever anyhow.

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Trailer for Steven Karl’s “Dork Swagger”

Steven Karl, who has previously appeared in InDigest and on the podcast, has just released his debut full-length poetry collection Dork Swagger (Coconut Books, 2013). Check out the trailer above, soundtracked by a great Bardo Pond tune, then get themore…

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Issue #26 Is Up! / Submissions Are Open!

BEGIN DISPATCH Hello friends. It’s been a little while. We are back. What are we back with? Issue 26 of InDigest. It’s an issue full of lovely, fearsome poems, strange stories, a novel excerpt, videopoetry, and a poetry comic. We’remore…

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We’re Back. Here’s a New Issue.

It’s been a little while coming, but we’ve launched a new issue of InDigest. It’s a damn good one, I think. There are a lot of reasons this issue was delayed so long. I’ll sum them up by saying thatmore…

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American Life in Poetry: Column 417

There’s an old country-western song with the refrain, “That’s what happens when two worlds collide,” and in this poem by Bruce Guernsey, who divides his year between Illinois and Maine, we see a near collision between two worlds. Back Roadmore…


American Life in Poetry: Column 416

This kite-flying poem caught me right up and sent me flying as soon as Robert Gibb described those dimestore kites furled tighter than umbrellas, a perfect image. Gibb lives in Pennsylvania. Kites Come March we’d find them In the five-and-dimes,more…

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Geek News Roundup #42

32 books that George R.R. Martin says inspired ‘Game of Thrones‘ Tesla gets his revenge on Thomas Edison through the power of rap  Random House no longer trying to convince newbie authors to give away the store Altered Hubble imagesmore…

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American Life in Poetry: Column 415

I’ve recently published a children’s book about a man who is so fussy about his yard that he loses his home, so I was immediately taken by this fine poem by Lynne Sharon Schwartz about a similar man. We allmore…

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American Life in Poetry: Column 414

When spring finally arrives, it can be fun to see what winter left behind, and Jeffrey Harrison of Massachusetts is doing just that in this amusing poem. Mailboxes in Late Winter It’s a motley lot. A few still stand atmore…


American Life in Poetry: Column 413

Every day, hundreds of thousands of us are preoccupied with keeping up a civil if not loving relationship with our parents. In this poem, Mark Irwin (who lives in Colorado) does a beautiful job in portraying, in a dreamlike manner,more…

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