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An Announcement from Maggy Poetry: Contest Deadline Extended

Regular readers know that I’m a fan of Maggy Poetry, and I meant to announce the First Annual Maggy Poetry Contest when it first began–but then I flubbed it. Lucky for me (and, maybe, you?) Team Maggy decided to extend the entry-period, so if this is something you’re interested in doing, you can still do it. This year’s judge is none other than Dara Wier. Without any further ado, I turn the floor over to the Maggy press release, which contains all of the relevant info-
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July 13th, 2010 / 11:56 am

A new issue of Now Culture is loose, with a big emphasis on the short poem. Anyone who knows the recent me, knows I’m in a filthy love with the short poem.  And so is Dara Wier. Here, she considers Keats’ ‘This Living Hand” and the inimitable powers of the short lyric.  (click on the text of the poem to access the essay).

Short poems lend a seconds’ acknowledgment of our predicaments. They can be sniper-like in their direct action. I like that they aren’t working up to anything. I like that they employ no regimens of preparing the ground, or building up of logic or anecdote or image or sonic effects, they pretty much forego consolation and fearlessly approach archly flung truth. They lean hard on the notion of condensed (intensely so) remark.

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February 15th, 2010 / 6:58 pm