Poetry binges; dramatic monologues; politics; and poetry slams

It’s a busy Tuesday!

“The great poetry binge,” by Sarah Crown for Guardian Unlimited, examines a change in how Crown began reading while judging a poetry contest.

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“A Few Thoughts on the Dramatic Monologue,” by Reginald Shepherd for his personal blog, describes what a dramatic monologue is, especially for poets, and provides examples from Robert Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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“Palestinian poet derides factions,” from BBC News, covers a recent poetry reading by celebrated Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish who criticized the in-fighting between Hamas and Fatah.

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News Release From the Writing Show: Announcing the First Ever Writing Show New Year’s Poetry Slam. “We are looking for poets, judges, and sponsors for the event, which will be posted online on January 1, 2008.”

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