it is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there
– William Carlos Williams
And, yeah, it’s still hard to get the news from poetry–so MANY bleeding poets, so many styles, departures, arguments, Cage Matches, grudges, minor explosions, effusions, scatterings, flatulences–but old Doc Williams is still right. Here are some places where you can get the word on what’s newsworthy in the dangerous world of the rhapsodes:
Dean Rader’s picks for best poems of 2010 in the San Francisco Chronicle.