Sunday, August 28, 2011

52 Cleveland Haiku (33)

Beech trees
grey like legs of elephants:
carved with long-lost loves.

--Geoffrey A. Landis

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Lit's fire is quenched.

So - the decades old literary organization has folded.  
What do folks have to say?
I'll weigh in later.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Poetry Returns to Bela Dubby on 8/25

Writing Knights Press Proudly Presents:

John Burroughs
The Ian Shaw Band
Eva Xanthopoulos
D.L. Woure
Ben Peridol
Jacob Dahlke

MC: Azriel Johnson

Writing Knights Press is a Cleveland Based Publishing Company and Internet Poetry Collective. Writing Knights is always looking for new Writers to help publish.

For more details, check out:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Book Release Green Panda

Green Panda announces the release of "The Rainbow Sweater & My Mother," a double-memoir in a single volume by the Cleveland poet Bree. These are tales of LSD, karma, chronic pain, Buddism & daughterhood.

Copies are available at Mac's Backs, or at ( ) or by paypal to, or heck, send a check to Green Panda Press 3174 Berkshire Rd. Cleveland Hts., OH 44118. $10 gets u the book, $3 for ships and freighters.

Green Panda 10 yrs Pandering

Green Panda looks back on 10 years of books, a sort-of incomplete catalogue of books, broads and sundry. Check out to see titles of yore and follow the blog to find out about books from the future!

p.s. if u have a copy of a book not listed, please scan a copy of the cover or take a shot and email to

a more complete archive would be great. lots of titles missing, in particular i think of 'The Rain Poet' by Daniel Thompson---hundreds of the babies went out into the world but no copy remains with the publisher. also 'What Grows Glass' by R.A. Washington, 'Beth' by Alex Gildzen. Catch-22 since i cant hold the babies in my hands but then i didnt make the books to keep them, i made 'em to get 'em out, out, out (& read).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

52 Cleveland Haiku (32)

Noisy geese and crickets--
The hiker doesn't care:
He's got an i-pod

--Geoffrey A. Landis

Poetry Apps

The Victorianator, an app created by LudicVoice that’s like a cross between a poetry reading and Wii Sports.

Here’s how it works: a poem appears on the screen of your iPhone (you need an iPhone for this app). You read the poem aloud into the phone (using the speaker setting) in a monotone. Then a steampunk robot takes you through a series of gestures that produce voice effects on the poem you just read. So, for example, sweeping an arm toward the sky will raise the pitch of the poem, whereas extending your arm will extend the sound of the word. The variations in pitch make the poem sound like it’s being read by an eminent Victorian; you’re scored on how closely your gestures match the robot’s.

Read more

Nick Laird on poetry online

'I got an iPad last week and spent this morning exploring a few of the 718 applications returned when you search for "poetry"


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau