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Be Humble and Focus on the Work

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Chris Toll emailed me after he read with what he called professors. He was frustrated.

memo to the universe: poems are NOT words and line breaks. their poems were “about” lightning - if i may toot my own horn for a moment, my poems “are” lightning. i can say no more! when you’re a writer, it is good to be humble and focus on the work.

We are going to announce submissions for the second Chris Toll Prize soon.

(via sarahjeanalex)

voicemailpoems:

'The Truth About Facts'
by Adam Robinson

If you are listening to this,
something has gone terribly wrong.
The dog is barking at the vacuum.
The milk has gone off
with the car alarm in the street.
I have 36 emails to reply to
but I’m only barking at the void.
Bacon costs like six dollars, and
it still seems like reality TV is
actually going to be a thing.
Soon the black flies will be back.
They’ll cover the window.
Is there a moral explanation
for my great incapacity
to feel even worse?


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Adam Robinson called us from Baltimore, MD.

1-910-703-POEM

Very happy to have a poem at Voicemail Poems .org

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Tomorrow night, 8:30 184 Kent St c705 in Brooklyn
Poetry Genius meets Publishing Genius, with
Gabby BessMelissa BroderJordan CastroTao LinSpencer MadsenAdam Robinson
You can annotate my poem if you don’t mind

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Tomorrow night, 8:30 184 Kent St c705 in Brooklyn

Poetry Genius meets Publishing Genius, with

Gabby Bess
Melissa Broder
Jordan Castro
Tao Lin
Spencer Madsen
Adam Robinson

You can annotate my poem if you don’t mind

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sarahjeanalex:

Publishing Genius and Rap Genius are having a Poetry Genius reading & party this Saturday night at the Rap Genius HQ in Williamsburg. Everyone is invited and you can RSVP here.

sarahjeanalex:

Publishing Genius and Rap Genius are having a Poetry Genius reading & party this Saturday night at the Rap Genius HQ in Williamsburg. Everyone is invited and you can RSVP here.

Amy and I went to Spring Training for spring break. Yesterday we were in Sarasota to see the Orioles lose to the Phillies (interleague play, even before the season starts, still bores me). It wasn’t a great game, and it rained. Ubaldo Jiminez was unimpressive through 2 innings. 

Today we went to Jupiter to see the Braves, who got trounced by the Cardinals. Cards starter Lance Lynn struck out 10 through 4 innings. 

The Harbour Beyond the Moviesby Luke Kennardfrom Salt Publishing
My brother got me this book for Christmas, off my Amazon wish list. I didn’t even know I had one of those. But when I opened this present at Christmastime I was surprised that he’d gotten me such a deep-cut poetry book, something from 2007. That’s when he explained the wish list. 
I put it on the wish list because Mairéad Byrne had Luke Kennard blurb her book, The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven, so I wanted to see what his stuff is like.
I like it a lot, of what I’ve read so far, which is a couple poems. Thanks bro!

The Harbour Beyond the Movies
by Luke Kennard
from Salt Publishing

My brother got me this book for Christmas, off my Amazon wish list. I didn’t even know I had one of those. But when I opened this present at Christmastime I was surprised that he’d gotten me such a deep-cut poetry book, something from 2007. That’s when he explained the wish list. 

I put it on the wish list because Mairéad Byrne had Luke Kennard blurb her book, The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven, so I wanted to see what his stuff is like.

I like it a lot, of what I’ve read so far, which is a couple poems. Thanks bro!

hollerpresents:

juliet-escoria:

SCOTT McCLANAHAN

!!!

This is awesome. The font Juliet Escoria uses for the title “Hell William” in this gif is one I experimented with when putting the cover together. She does it better. I can’t wait till book covers are actually gifs.

hollerpresents:

juliet-escoria:

SCOTT McCLANAHAN

!!!

This is awesome. The font Juliet Escoria uses for the title “Hell William” in this gif is one I experimented with when putting the cover together. She does it better. I can’t wait till book covers are actually gifs.

Adam Robison and Other Poems

My website for this book is going to die, so for posterity I’ll save all the nice things people said about old Robison here.

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[Adam Robinson’s] mix of classical and mundane references imbues lines like “There would be a pronounced lack/ Of throwing Nerf balls to paralytics/ In the basement” with more meaning than they have any right to have.
- Baltimore City Paper

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