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“The Distracted” by James Valvis | Rattle: Poetry, Fall 2018
"I have this theory writing was invented by introverts who didn’t want extroverts having all the story-telling fun"
poetry  Rattle  introversion  quotations 
march 2019 by pierredv
Neil Postman Award for Metaphor | Rattle: Poetry
Neil Postman Award for Metaphor Winners

"Much like George Lakoff and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Postman maintained that words (and words, in truth, are metaphors) are as much the driver of reality as they are the vehicle. ... For Postman, the study of metaphor was unending and metaphors were as crucial as they were omnipresent; they served to give form to and dictate experience. Is America the great melting pot, or is it an experiment in unity through diversity? What metaphors are embedded in television commercials ... Put simply, Postman (like his teacher and hero, Marshall McLuhan), maintained that the medium through which information is conveyed directly colors meaning and our sense of the world ... We are, essentially, what we see, hear, and read. Postman might go so far as to opine that we are the metaphors we use."

This makes me wonder about metaphor shading into myth...
poetry  Rattle  metaphor  Neil-Postman  mythology 
march 2019 by pierredv
Punishment | Rattle: Poetry - Nancy Miller Gomez
Via American Life in Poetry 718, 12/24/2018
Here's what Ted Kooser wrote, and the poem

Nancy Miller Gomez lives in California and directs writing workshops for incarcerated men and women. This poem gives us a glimpse of innocent delight inside those walls. It's from her chapbook, Punishment, from Rattle.

Growing Apples

There is big excitement in C block today.
On the window sill,
in a plastic ice cream cup
a little plant is growing.
This is all the men want to talk about:
how an apple seed germinated
in a crack of damp concrete;
how they tore open tea bags
to collect the leaves, leached them
in water, then laid the sprout onto the bed
made of Lipton. How this finger of spring
dug one delicate root down
into the dark fannings and now
two small sleeves of green
are pushing out from the emerging tip.
The men are tipsy with this miracle.
Each morning, one by one,
they go to the window and check
the progress of the struggling plant.
All through the day they return
to stand over the seedling
and whisper.
poetry  books 
december 2018 by pierredv
An astronomers’ meeting turns into a haiku competition - Scientific foibles - Economist Mar 2018
this year, more than 200 of the papers at LPSC [Lunar and Planetary Science Conference] have such haiku summaries
TheEconomist  poetry  haiku  science  astronomy 
march 2018 by pierredv
Early Computer Programming - The British Library
"Ada Lovelace (1815-52) was the daughter of Lord Byron. She was educated to be a mathematician because her mother feared she might turn out to be a poet like her father."
poetry  people  maths 
july 2017 by pierredv
'You, Too, Could Write a Poem' is literary criticism at its best - CSMonitor.com Feb 2016
Eventually, he arrives at a fascinating conclusion, as in this section from “The Great(ness) Game”: “When we lose sight of greatness, we cease being hard on ourselves and each other; we begin to think of real criticism as being ‘mean,’ rather than as evidence of poetry’s health.... Perhaps most disturbing, we stop making demands on the few artists capable of practicing the art at its highest levels.”
poetry  books  reviews  toread  CSMonitor 
march 2017 by pierredv
Entangled - The New Yorker - The poetry of Rae Armantrout - Dan Chiasson - 2010
"Like Ashbery’s “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror,” “Versed” is the kind of crossover book that makes the border disappear. Ashbery and Armantrout do consciousness-depiction, and (since my consciousness is so different from yours) they can be hard to understand. But Ashbery often writes from the position of the slackened mind, billowing with whatever passes through it; Armantrout generally writes in tautened distress, even when she’s being funny. It’s the mind as problem-solving device, almost as calculator, though it is, of course, most drawn to problems that cannot be solved."
NewYorker  poetry  reviews 
december 2016 by pierredv
Bespreking van Breyten Breytenbach se vyf-en-veertig skemeraandsange | LitNet
Laai Rensia Robinson se volledige bespreking van Breyten Breytenbach se vyf-en-veertig skemeraandsange wat sy verlede jaar by die Stellenbosch Poësiekring gelewer het, hier af.

Lees ook hierdie resensie van die bundel.
LitNet  Breyten-Breytenbach  reviews  poetry 
october 2016 by pierredv
Breyten Breytenbach se dubbele boekbekendstelling - YouTube May 2016
"Breyten Breytenbach gesels met Louise Viljoen oor sy versamelbundel die singende hand, sowel as sy jongste bundel na-dood. Stellenbosch Protea Boekwinkel, 04.05.2016"
Breyten-Breytenbach  Louise-Viljoen  youtube  Afrikaans  poetry  interviews 
may 2016 by pierredv
Versed in science - Nature Blog March 21, 2016 | by Barbara Kiser
"Speculating on this ancient fusion of science and poetry, Padel points to their mutual use of metaphor; their predication on precision; their toleration of uncertainty."
science  poetry  metaphor  NatureJournal 
march 2016 by pierredv
D.J. Opperman se laatwerk - litnet akademies - Helize van Vuuren 2014-04-15
"Dié artikel handel oor die invloed van faktore soos ouderdom, gesondheid, psigiese toestand en sosiaal-politieke omstandighede op digters se werk."
Afrikaans  Helize-van-Vuuren  DJ-Opperman  poetry  litnet 
march 2016 by pierredv
byderhand - Clover Aardklop 2015
Via S&B 23 Sep 2015 "Lees met jou selfoon of tablet gedigte en stories in Potchefstroom oor Potchefstroom: Tuinverse in die Botaniese Tuin, Rusplekstories in die Boeke-Oase, ‘n Dwaalverhaal by die Hoër Tegniese Skool (HTS) en Taxistrips op die pendelroete." "Byderhand 2015 is ʼn kreatiewe en navorsingsprojek oor plekspesifieke digitale literatuur."
Afrikaans  Skrywers-en-Boeke  places  poetry 
october 2015 by pierredv
die beginsel van stof - Zandra Bezuidenhout -Versindaba » Blog Archive »
Review by Zandra Bezuidenhout of die beginsel van stof (laat-verse, sprinkaanskaduwees, aandtekeninge).
Versindaba  Afrikaans  poetry  Breyten-Breytenbach  reviews  Zandra-Bezuidenhout 
september 2015 by pierredv
Digterstuin: Daniel Hugo - YouTube
"Die Breytenbach Sentrum se Digterstuin is op 15 September geopen met voorlesings van 'n groep digters se klipgedigte. Die klippe met die digters se spesiale gedigte sal in die tuin ingemessel word. Naomi Bruwer het hierdie besonderse geleentheid op foto en video vasgevang." http://www.litnet.co.za/kiek-en-fliek-breytenbach-sentrum-digterstuin/
video  Afrikaans  poetry 
september 2015 by pierredv
Skrywers en Boeke, 31 Dec · RSG – iono·fm
Ilse Salzwedel en dr. Karen de Wet van UJ se Department Afrikaans, gesels oor Adriaan Coetzee se debuutdigbundel GORDEL
Skrywers-en-Boeke  Afrikaans  podcasts  poetry  Karen-de-Wet 
august 2015 by pierredv
Skrywers en Boeke, 29 Jul · RSG – iono·fm
Onderhoud met Lien Botha oor Wonderboom: baie arty, one of my Others
Skrywers-en-Boeke  Afrikaans  Lien-Botha  TT-Cloete  poetry 
august 2015 by pierredv
Skrywers en Boeke, 5 Nov · RSG – iono·fm
Dr. Karen de Wet van die Universiteit van Johannesburg se Departement Afrikaans bespreek IN LIGTE LAAIE, Jannie Malan se debuutbundel. - - Ilze Salzwedel praat met BENNY LINDELAUF, die Nederlandse skrywer wat Suid-Afrika onlangs besoek het. - Sy gesels ook met Eureka Barnard van SASNEV. Johan Myburg deel lekker wetenswaardighede uit die internasionale letterkundige wêreld.
Skrywers-en-Boeke  Afrikaans  podcasts  Karen-de-Wet  Benny-Lindelauf  Jannie-Malan  poetry  writing 
july 2015 by pierredv
HET GRAF VAN DE ONBEKENDE DICHTER
“Elk mens is een verborgen dichter”, met deze woorden doopte dichter Breyten Breytenbach tijdens het Poetry International Festival in 1986 de grote, statige plataan aan de Westersingel tot monument voor vrije gedachten. De boom werd omgedoopt tot ‘Graf van de Onbekende Dichter’. Bijna 30 jaar later, plaatst Poetry International een plaquette bij de boom waarmee de boom de status van officieel monument krijgt.
Poetry-International  poetry  Breyten-Breytenbach  Netherlands  tree 
june 2015 by pierredv
Resensie: in a burning sea – Contemporary Afrikaans Poetry in Translation. An anthology - Versindaba » Blog Archive »
Resensie deur Amanda Lourens Bespreking van vertaling: "Vier basiese vertaalstrategieë word deur Holmes (1969) beskryf. Daar is die mimetiese strategie, waar die oorspronklike vorm die vertaling rig; die analoë, waar daar gesoek word na ’n vorm wat die oorspronklike vorm se funksie in die doeltaal kan vervul; die organiese, waar die inhoud van die oorspronklike gedig die vertaling rig sodat die vertaalde gedig ’n unieke vorm aanneem soos die vertaling groei; asook die afwykende (“deviant”) strategie waar die vertaling as’t ware op vormlike en inhoudelike vlak uit die bronteks gegroei het, maar nie die ekwivalent daarvan is nie – dus eerder ’n omdigting."
Afrikaans  poetry  books  reviews  Marlise-Joubert  Versindaba  translation  * 
june 2015 by pierredv
Heavy cost of free verse - Paul Gittins | Oxford Today - April 2015
"In the run-up to the election of a new Professor of Poetry, Paul Gittins warns the medium will continue to be muzzled and muddled unless there is a renaissance in its traditional skills." Good references: - Gittins previous article: http://www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/features/where-poetry-heading - Poetry Archive’s Poetry by Heart competition http://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/ - James Fenton (2003) Introduction to English Poetry
poetry  OxfordToday  Paul-Gittins 
may 2015 by pierredv
Skrywers en Boeke, 28 May 2014 · RSG – iono·fm
"Ilse Salzwedel gesels met Marius Crous oor Andries Bezuidenhout se nuwe bundel Veelvuldige gebruike vir huishoudelike toestelle. Luister na ʼn uittreksel uit Murray La Vita se US-Woordfeesgesprek met Lina Spies, wat onlangs haar 75e verjaarsdag gevier het. Ilse gesels met Casey B. Dolan oor haar debuutroman When the bough breaks, wat pas verskyn het en reeds in Frans en Spaans vertaal is. Johan Myburg gesels oor die internasionale letterkunde en vertel onder andere meer van die Week van de Afrikaanse roman wat in September in Nederland plaasvind."
Afrikaans  Skrywers-en-Boeke  poetry  Lina-Spies  Andries-Bezuidenhout  podcasts 
may 2015 by pierredv
How to Read a Poem & Fall in Love with Poetry - YouTube
Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet Edward Hirsch.
LibraryOfCongress  poetry  video  YouTube  Edward-Hirsch  *  interviews 
april 2015 by pierredv
Forum: Vers en doek vibreer - Breyten Breytenbach, Sandra Saayman, Monlogoge in Two Voices
"Sandra Saayman, dogter van die legendariese Daantjie Saayman – uitgewer en vriend van Breyten Breytenbach, het ’n boek oor die verhouding tussen Breytenbach se kuns en sy skryfwerk geskryf. Murray La Vita doen verslag."
Breyten-Breytenbach  Sandra-Saayman  poetry  afrikaans 
april 2015 by pierredv
Timeline: Breyten Breytenbach | Dancing in Other Words
"Breyten Breytenbach is renowned as an outspoken activist and a literary practitioner. His words have been published all over the world. Here are the key moments from his life"
Breyten-Breytenbach  poetry  Afrikaans  history  biography 
april 2015 by pierredv
Poetweet
via New Scientist, 31 Jan 2015 Poetweet will place lines from your Twitter feed into one of three poetic styles
poetry  poetweet  twitter 
april 2015 by pierredv
Practical criticism / by I.A. Richards
See Part III, Analysis, Ch. 1, The four kinds of meaning, for Sense Feeling Tone Intention
poetry  Criticism 
april 2015 by pierredv
“Poetry & Truth” by David Yezzi - The New Criterion
"Indeed, it could be argued that this sort of knowledge—the kind regularly imparted by a newspaper column or a search engine—is almost incidental to the real work of the poem, whose ultimate object is the education of the emotions."
NewCriterion  poetry  essays  David-Yezzi  Anthony-Hecht  holocaust  truth  knowledge  philosophy 
april 2015 by pierredv
Human & Rousseau | Our Authors | Ina Rousseau
"Marthina Cornelia (Ina) Rousseau was born in Roodepoort on February 3, 1926. She matriculated at Monument High School in Krugersdorp after which she studied at the University of Stellenbosch. She worked at the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT) for a while. In 1958 Ina married Bob Noël. They lived in Zimbabwe for a couple of years after which they moved to Pietermaritzburg. Her first poems were published in 1946 in the anthology Stiebeuel. Ina’s first volume of poetry, Die verlate tuin, was published in 1954. In 1996 she was awarded the Hertzog Prize for poetry for her volume ’n Onbekende jaartal. Ina Rousseau passed away in Cape Town on 13 August, 2005."
Ina-Rousseau  Afrikaans  profile  biography  poetry 
february 2015 by pierredv
Ina Rousseau - biografiese notas
"Martina Cornelia Rousseau was born on 3 February 1926 in Roodeport. She attended school at Hoërskool Monument in Krugersdorp and studied at Stellenbosch University, after which she taught school for several years. In 1958 she married the botanist Bob Noël and they lived for the next eight years in Salisbury (now Harare) in Zimbabwe. Following their return to South Africa, they settled in Pietermaritzburg. They had a son, Darwin. Ina Rousseau died on 13 August 2005, at Cape Town."
Afrikaans  poetry  Ina-Rousseau  biography 
february 2015 by pierredv
Skrywers en Boeke, 26 Feb · RSG – iono·fm - MARLENE VAN NIEKERK se jongste digbundel KAAR
"Ilse Salzwedel gesels met prof. Helize van Vuuren oor MARLENE VAN NIEKERK se jongste digbundel KAAR wat al beskryf is as ʼn “monument vir die soepelheid van Afrikaans.”"
Afrikaans  Skrywers-en-Boeke  books  poetry  Marlene-van-Niekerk 
february 2015 by pierredv
Skrywers en Boeke, 17 Dec 2014 · RSG – iono·fm - Breyten Breytenbach
Ilse Salzwedel gesels met Prof. Willie Burger oor Breyten Breytenbach se jongste digbundel, VYF-EN-VEERTIG-SKEMERAANDGESANGE.
Skrywers-en-Boeke  books  poetry  Breyten-Breytenbach  Afrikaans  podcasts 
february 2015 by pierredv
williamthepoet.com
Susan brought me a poem made by him at the Farmer's Market, Sat 19 July 2014
poetry  seattle  gifts 
july 2014 by pierredv
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