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MANY New Poems Added
2 Mar 2002 11:41 PM
It looks like Sunday is going to be our regular day for updates, now.

We added over 450 new poems this week. The "What's New?" link in the menu may take a little while to load, since we've added nearly 800 new poems in the past month alone.

Also, our updates e-mail newsletter will be sent out the second Sunday of every month (or thereabouts). Check the main page to sign up.

And yes, because of the incredible multitude of requests, we've added some poems by Mary Oliver. Click the link below to be Oliver-ized.

Also, we've now posted all of our submissions. Thank you to everyone who has submitted poems! You'll note a little "Submitted by" at the bottom of the poems for your submissions. If you don't see your name, that's because you didn't provide one when you submitted.

If you don't see your submission here, that's probably because you submitted your own work (or other unpublished work). To reiterate our policy, we DO NOT publish previously unpublished poetry.

Thanks again to those who submitted some great poems. The site is much enriched because of you.
Articles Posted
21 Feb 2002 1:59 AM
Finally, there's a use for that "Articles" button at the top of the screen.

I've posted my first two articles on poetry. I'm focusing my first series on the writing of poems rather than articles on poetry analysis or essays about particular poems.

The articles will be posted regularly, approximately once a month. They are always a work in progress, so I'll be continually revising old articles as the series progresses. I'm excited to be writing about poetry "in public" like this, and I hope that the articles may be of use to you.

As always, I encourage your comments, suggestions, scorn, etc. Let me know where I may improve, or if you have ideas about where you'd like to see the series go, or topics for future articles.

-- Jough Dempsey, Editor
Craig Raine, Bill Knott, Shelley, & More
20 Feb 2002 3:11 AM
I must be in a strange mood this week. I added a few more Edson poems, as well as the "Martian Poet" Craig Raine (check out his "The Onion, Memory"), and the peculiar character Bill Knott, as well as some other stragglers that I hadn't gotten around to adding.

Also, be sure to sign up for our newsletter (on the bottom of the home page - link below) if you'd like to receive update information. We're going to be (finally) sending out our first updates newsletter. After that you should receive an update e-mail about once a month or so.


-- Jough
Russell Edson: Prose Poems Added
18 Feb 2002 2:03 AM
By popular request, we've added a number of Russell Edson's prose poems. His sense of the absurd is wonderful, and his poems, while wild and unpredictable, have a certain logic to them.

If you've never read his work before I suggest that you check them out. Personally, I think Simic really ripped off Edson when he wrote "The World Doesn't End" (Simic's Pulitzer Prize winning book of prose poems).
Many new poems/poets added
16 Jan 2002 5:03 PM
In order to make up for the fact that there were no updates in December, we've added many new poets and poems (349 new poems so far this year).

In order to make it easier to only surf the newly added works, we've added a "What's New?" page (always available in the navigation bar at the top of this page).

We consider "new" to be poems that have been added in the past month or so.