8:15 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to One Night in Bangkok for the second time — it’s Houston’s song of the week and I love the beat; even more, I love his presentation of it, so you have the link; after all it’s link day and song and poetry… besides, there is a wonderful example of using an extended metaphor, in the blog
Hello, all. Does Margo sit around all day and look for links, you may have wondered. Yes, yes she does. I have quite a collection, which is why I will sometimes give a link to something written last year, or older. The good news about writing articles is that they don’t get old. Today’s group of links is rather diverse.
1] Let’s start with National Poetry Month’s poster for this coming April:
2] A reminder to register with the Found Poetry Review for their Poetry Month challenge, PoMoSco. So far, 170 poets from 37 states and 7 countries, have registered.
3] In my inbox: Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts and the winner of a South by Southwest Web Award, is adding to our staff. We’re accepting applications for the positions of Managing Editor/co-Managing Editor, Production Editor, and NonFiction Editor. Full position descriptions available here.
We’ve been publishing an immense variety of work, especially innovative and experimental literature and arts, since 1999. We are an entirely volunteer staff, dedicated to literature and art and the internet (well, more like literature and the art on the internet, but we’re fans of the medium too). According to The Review Review: “Drunken Boat is, or should be, central to any discussion of literature online or online literature . . . Drunken Boat is a . . . beautifully presented, carefully maintained space.”
Applicants with familiarity with working online and working in publishing are preferred. This is a great opportunity to be responsible with an independent publisher that publishes books and a highly-acclaimed journal and that reaches over a hundred thousand unique visitors annually worldwide. If you’re interested, please send a CV and a cover letter to Managing Editor Erica Mena at
In case anyone is interested in an online editorial job.
4] You may have seen this on Facebook, but I don’t want to take a chance. If you haven’t read Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Those Who Just Can’t Get Their Thoughts on Paper, make sure your mouth is not full of coffee when you read.
I told you I had a diverse collection, today. I know, it looks long, but the post is actually short. I wanted to include the entire text of the letter from Drunken Boat. I will see you tomorrow for the week’s roundup of prompts; Tuesday for my prompt; and next Thursday for links and things.
Happy writing, everyone.