New Poetic Form, Busiest Poet, and More

I’ve just got a few random links today, including a poetic form shared from a Poetic Asides reader and other stuff.

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The poetic form is from Salvatore Buttaci for a poem he calls The Aragman. He provided me a link to the article he wrote on the form at http://www.alongstoryshort.net/PoetCraft.html.

It’s a little involved, but it looks like fun–and it provides the link for a cool anagram finder site.

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Then, there’s this cool article about America’s busiest poet–who is, of course, the Poet Laureate. What I like most about this piece is that several Poets Laureate are interviewed about their experiences in the position.

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Also, I found this article on spoken word poet Jon Goode from Atlanta. The piece interested me for two reasons: 1. I’m still not as well-versed in the spoken word scene as I’d like to be; and 2. I’m planning a move to Atlanta later this year. So, this may be a piece that only interests me, but just in case.

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Finally, here’s a neat little piece on animated poetry, including an appeal to animators to create more poetic cartoons. I totally agree!

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7 thoughts on “New Poetic Form, Busiest Poet, and More

  1. Bruce Niedt

    Oops! Sorry – I forgot the last line in this form. So here’s the revised version (again, the anagram is on my first and last name):

    Anagram of a Parallel Life
    (an “aragman” by Bruce Niedt)

    “Be nice, turd!”
    I told myself. “Ditch the
    beer – induct
    me in sobriety!”
    I bent crude
    ways to straighten my life.

    I dub recent
    lapses superfluous.
    I’d curb teen-
    like urges – only the
    tribe dunce
    would risk it all for a fling.

    “Nicer” debut –
    now I won’t squander a
    buried cent.
    No gambling – and any
    bet inducer
    I have vowed to resist.

    Cuter in bed
    now, in my good wife’s eyes.
    But nice red
    boxers are what gets her
    enticed – rub
    her back; we both relax.

    Burn deceit!

  2. Bruce Niedt

    Here’s my attempt at an "aragman", anagramming my first and lats names. I didn’t adhere completely to the syllabic count rule, but I think it came out interesting:

    Anagram of a Parallel Life
    (an “aragman” by Bruce Niedt)

    “Be nice, turd!”
    I told myself. “Ditch the
    beer – induct
    me in sobriety!”
    I bent crude
    ways to straighten my life.

    I dub recent
    lapses superfluous.
    Burn deceit!
    I’d certainly be the
    tribe dunce
    to risk it all for a fling.

    “Nicer” debut –
    now I won’t squander a
    buried cent.
    No gambling – and any
    bet inducer
    I will vow to resist.

    Cuter in bed
    now, in my good wife’s eyes.
    But nice red
    boxers are what gets her
    enticed – rub
    her back; we both relax.

  3. Amy Barlow Liberatore

    Robert, THANK YOU for the Jon Goode article. You said you are just honing your spoken poetry skills, and as you always say, it’s good to try new things, to flex, to grow.

    I was a jazz singer, but living as a pastor’s wife in the Village of Attica, NY (yes, THAT Attica), I just cannot get out to ANY clubs. My whole thing is about reading them aloud. The inflections. It’s like email vs. a phone call (see what I mean? You can’t even hear me; I would never know if I might be able to offer you some vocal tips, as we communicate only via this medium.

    So are there any venues for WHITE poets who aren’t trying to do the Def Jam thing, bluffing about their street creds? I want a poetic scene that embraces the beauty of nature, the sorrow of lost love, all that crap!! Is there a site or blog like this one that accepts vocal contributions without the video (don’t have the $$ to get that together…)?

    Thx again for all you do. Thou rockest mightily. Atlanta is so lucky to get you! Amy (Momskas)

  4. Mattos da Costa

    Hey, Robert, thanks so much for the links. I’m going off to write a Aragman poem after this. Great blog! Thank you for your continued dedicated to Poetic Asides!

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