Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday's Three on Literature and Poetry

Today, Thursday's Three highlights a trio of poetry and literature sites of interest.

✭ Poet John Siddique introduced me to Love Beyond Measure, where you will find music video performances, beautiful animations, films, readings, and text, in addition to artist biographies. Three of John's commissioned poems, each based on a well-known love story, are there: "Dido and Aeneas Call It Love (Dido's Note)", "The Butterfly Lovers Liang and Zhu", and "Chunhangjeon". Be sure to browse through the drop-down menus to find all the delights here.

✭ A wonderful resource, no matter where you live, is the Saison Poetry Library, the primary repository of modern and contemporary poetry funded by the Arts Council England. It contains more than 200,000 items and is the home of Poetry Magazines, a free and ever-growing full-text database for UK poetry magazines of the 20th and 21st centuries. Online features include lists of current UK imprints that publish poetry, poetry competitions, online poetry magazines, "lost" quotes, virtual exhibitions, and much more. A Poetry Scene News section keeps users apprised on goings-on in the poetry world, in the United Kingdom and beyond.

✭ Poetry features, conversation, and news from and about Indiana Poet Laureate and professor of English George Kalamaras (read my profile), whose collection The Hermit's Way of Being Human is forthcoming, is found at the site The Wabash Watershed. A feature at the site is A Gray Barn Rising, where Kalamaras posts videos featuring such poets as Jack Spicer, Thomas McGrath, Edith Sodergran, Robert Desnos, and Richard Hugo.

George Kalamaras on FaceBook and YouTube

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