The online journal Right Hand Pointing has a fine double-issue up, wherein every poem is titled with the name of an American State. Go USA! And go on with your bad selves reading these cool works.
There's a writing contest associated with The new "One Book, One Chicago" pick. It's judged by Stuart Dybek. Not a big prize monetarily, but a lot of glory. I think I am going to enter it as an assignment to myself to write a new short-short. You should too!
I am very much infatuated with two poets recently features at Escape Into Life: Charles Rafferty and Jeannine Hall Gailey. As always with this gem of an online magazine, the accompanying artwork is strange and lovely and evocative. And I wish I did not know this, but the site just started a store devoted to the artwork shown on its pages.
Faithful readers (the entire trio of you) may remember how I raved about the new Tim Dlugos collection, A Fast Life, edited by David Trinidad. Here's some more insightful commentary about Dlugos' work. Here are two more of Tim's poems.
Speaking of Mr. Trinidad, here's a place where you can read his poem "The Late Show" and either listen to or read the text of a conversation he had with Robert Politio.
Finally, I know I am so late to the party on this one, but I have to say that I am bowled over by the inventiveness, the beauty, and the pleasure-in-language zing that is all between the covers of Jennifer Karmin's aaaaaaaaaaalice. My favorite sections are the ones that riff off of text found in Beginning Japanese Part 2.