8:44 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Ka ‘Ano ‘i Pua sung by Keali Reichel — whose voice is sublime, should you be curious about contemporary Hawaiian music
Hello, everyone. I hope you are well. A reminder to longtime followers and a point for new followers. Although Thursday appears to be links driven, it is also where discussions can take place. If there is any part of writing poetry you would like to see me tackle, let me know in comments, or email me, margoroby(@)gmaildotcom.
As we approach the weekend, here are a few things to take with you:
1] Robert Lee Brewer has a fun challenge out. On his website My Name Is Not Bob, he tells us he wants poets (and non-poets) to try their hands at remixing the poems in my Solving the World’s Problems collection. Oh, yes, he has a book of poetry newly out. I have followed, as have many of you, Robert for all the years of my blogging life and seen Robert’s poetry in all stages. To read the poems in their final stages is wonderful. The thought of remixing them! Well, I’m a happy puppy.
Is this a super clever marketing strategy? Robert lists three ways to not buy the book — yes, they involve others buying the book. Clever. I’m thinking all of us who know Robert have probably bought the book, or have it on a list to buy. Read his post and if you think the challenge sounds like fun, have at it. If you don’t, you are allowed to buy the book anyway.
Did I mention there is prize money?
2] This may seem an odd link, but I was, and am, captivated by some of the poetry I read on the site Poetry Foundation Ghana. On further investigation, I found essays, Ghanian poets, and poetry galore. On the premise that the more poetry we read the better we will write, add this to your collection. The website has only been going since 2010, so it’s a work in progress.
3] Caslon, Baskerville, Helvetica… these names have graced many a pull down menu, but what do they signify, exactly? Haven’t you wondered how they name fonts?
I have the feeling I have posted this, but cannot find a record of it, just an uneasy niggle. However, it is only five minutes and it’s fun. Head over and watch The History of Typography Told in Five Minutes. Interesting and entertaining.
That’s it. Last week I gave you quite a bit to chew on, so this week is light. Enjoy.
I shall see you tomorrow for the prompt roundup; Tuesday for a list of quotes prompt from… well, that’s for me to know; and, next Thursday for more links.
Happy writing, all.