A friend sent me this quote which they picked up from a TLS article quoting James Fenton’s “Manifesto Against Manifestos”, and I thought this was an ideal place to share it:
“Imagine a poem that was so intrinsically interesting that it never occurred to people, when discussing it, to mention treatment, method, tradition, influence, form or any of the usual critical categories. The only thing people wanted to talk about was the subject. Would that not be, in its way, revolutionary.”
Indeed! Work continues on the first issue of NewPoetry. A great issue full of varied, interesting poetic investigation.
Please forward to your networks! NewPoetry.ca is finally accepting submissions.
NewPoetry.ca seeks poetry for its premier gathering of work. The theme is “Beginning” and text, image, audio, video, and web-capable multi-media interpretations are welcome. Visual, lyrical, dub, sound, flarf, narrative, aural, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, formal, sculptural, hip-hop, slam, recitation, etc., and whatever unnamed hybrids may exist between are welcome and encouraged. Work in both French and English is welcome. NewPoetry is a new multi-aesthetic venture that encourages cross-form collaboration and seeks to bring together as many poetic attempts as possible under one banner. Our goal is simply to showcase interesting work in a variety of styles. Please send work and/or proposal abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 1, 2011.