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?

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“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.

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Also, my latest edition of Faulty Mindbomb is out. Rachel Carlson wrote the poem “My Fat Content.” Check it out at http://faultymindbomb.blogspot.com/2007/08/fmb0027.html.

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