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National Poetry Month. Yay!
April 3, 2012 2:39 PM   Subscribe

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, the Academy of American Poets is having 30 different poets each curate their Tumblr blog for 24 hours, posting whatever they please.

Today's poet is Michael Dickman, twin brother of Matthew Dickman who helped write the Clint Eastwood "Halftime In America" Super Bowl commercial. I like Michael's stuff too, and, so far, I like his taste in Tumblr poetry:

oh god it’s wonderful
to get out of bed
and drink too much coffee
and smoke too many cigarettes
and love you so much

-Frank O’Hara

(Not affiliated with American Academy of Poets. Just like poetry and think National Poetry Month gives April an extra bit of springy awesomeness.)
posted by cross_impact (8 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
well i'm no poet
nor american
that's why this not poem
does not belong there
or here or elsewhere
oops
posted by hat_eater at 2:54 PM on April 3, 2012


Oh look
It's Tumblr, ag
Ain
Thank God
It wasn't Wordpress
Rattle rattle
posted by anigbrowl at 2:54 PM on April 3, 2012


It's funny how
adding line breaks to a
normal comment

(and white space)

transmogrifies it

into something more,
something that must be
read

haltingly.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 3:30 PM on April 3, 2012


I check Ariana Reines' Tumblr pretty frequently, because she's awesome. This will be fun, thank you.
posted by Pope Xanax IV at 3:39 PM on April 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's funny how adding line breaks to a normal comment (and white space) transmogrifies it into something more, something that must be read haltingly.

It's funny how so many people who think they've somehow "found out" how poetry is playing some sort of trick on the world don't actually have a fucking clue what they're talking about.
posted by dersins at 12:46 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm a big fan of the april-is Tumblr. A poem a day every April, for several years now. Does one thing and does it very well, and I generally like the curator's taste in poetry.
posted by statolith at 6:40 AM on April 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's funny how so many people who think they've somehow "found out" how poetry is playing some sort of trick on the world don't actually have a fucking clue what they're talking about.

I generally agree with what you're saying, though that's kind of a harsh way to put it.
posted by aught at 1:49 PM on April 4, 2012


It's funny how so many people who think they've somehow "found out" how poetry is playing some sort of trick on the world...

Kind of how people react when they see abstract or minimalist art. Them: "I could do that." Me: "Well you didn't and they did..."
posted by cross_impact at 5:43 PM on April 4, 2012


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