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.
"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.
"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.
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."