Friday, October 1, 2010

Generosity of Spirit in the Poetry World: Very Like A Whale + Humanities Washington

I admire new ideas that combine intelligence and heart. Here is an announcement that makes me happy. Nic Sebastian at the on-line archive, Very Like a Whale, has just opened submissions so that poets can submit work on behalf of other poets. Today's poem is by Sarah Lindsay - and in addition to the recording, there is a comment box for people to discuss the poem. The editor chooses poems that are already available on-line so that you can listen to the poem and view it as well. How cool is that? Take a look at Very Like a Whale, or even better, submit a poem by a poet that you love.

And on a complimentary note, tonight is the Humanities Washington Night Flight event at the Fairmont-Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Writers presenting include: Nancy Pearl, Charles Johnson, Garth Stein, Jennie Shortridge, Carol Cassella and me. Doors open at 6:30 but you need to contact Humanities Washington for advance tickets -- it's a fundraiser for a great cause.

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