Should all Poets Move to Australia and More Stuff

“Out of the garrets,” by Fiona Scott-Norman for The Age, looks at performance poetry in Melbourne, Australia. “Poets are becoming the new pop stars,” writes Fiona. Which begs the question: Should all poets be booking flights to Australia? Or, are all poets already there?


“Charles Simic Receives Poet Laureate Post, Plus $100,000 Award,” by Jeffrey Burke for Bloomberg, shows that Simic has had one helluva week with the poet laureate announcement and now a separate $100,000 prize as winner of the American Academy of Poets’ Wallace Stevens Award.


Also, my latest edition of Faulty Mindbomb is out. Rachel Carlson wrote the poem “My Fat Content.” Check it out at


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