BY BUST Magazine in General on Jan 16, 2013 |
Have you ever woken from a dream that was so tangible, the damn thing haunted you for months after? If not, read Kiki Petrosino’s Fort Red Border (Sarabande Books) instead. Her debut collection is, for the most part, comprised of poems about a fantasized affair with actor Robert Redford and all the psychic turmoil that comes with it. Even though the book’s title is an anagram for Redford’s name, these poems aren’t just imaginative ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in General on Aug 02, 2012 |
Tara Hardy gives you her life’s thesis when she writes, “…my/blood does not make a pity trip.” Indeed, what grips about the poems in Bring Down The Chandeliers (Write Bloody Publishing) is not that she speaks so directly about incest, chronicling the sexual abuse from her father. (In fact, nowhere is the word “abuse” even used in these poems.) Hardy’s gift is her ability to take bravery where it’s never gone before. ... Read More
BY Intern Christina in General on Jul 24, 2012 |
We've all heard the grizzly tales of the Craigslist killer. We know that the person on the other end of the ad could be entirely creepy. I try to always bring an intimidating friend along if I'm going to retrieve a free Craigslist item. But what if the person behind a Craigslist post was not only NOT a murderer, but also a sensitive poet?Enter the missed connections section of Craigslist. Here, people post small descriptions of their encounters with attractive ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow in Boob Tube on Jul 05, 2012 |
Pre-Internet, if you wanted to send a love letter to someone, you’d write it down on paper. Maybe you would add a few x's and o's, stickers, a mixtape (in my romantic imagination), a lipstick kiss for good measure, and send it through snail mail. But today, if you want to send a love letter, would you post it on the Internet? Or even address it to the Internet?
Now, there’s an entire site called “Dear Internet…” dedicated to ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos in Feminizzle on Mar 29, 2012 |
Adrienne Rich, a renowned feminist poet and essayist died Tuesday in her Santa Cruz home from complications with rheumatoid arthritis. She was 82.
Rich’s writing centered on her observations and reflections on women’s rights, racism, civil rights, politics, sexuality and sexuality between women. She brought to the forefront issues that plagued women in the 1950s and was a true pioneer of the feminist movement.
She wrote over two-dozen volumes of ... Read More
BY Lan Truong in General on Mar 28, 2012 |
Reviewed by Amber Tamblyn
The Bigger World
By Noelle Kocot
Noelle Kocot’s 2006 book Poem For The End Of Time and Others Poems—a collection about the death of her husband and the subsequent burning cyclone of grief that followed—contains some of the most painful and powerful verses ever unearthed on the subject. But today, Kocot is looking at The Bigger World (Wave Books) and telling the dark, triumphant, and often ... Read More
It is rare to attend a concert that is truly life-changing. Last night I had the honor and privilege to attend "An Evening with Patti Smith," at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, and can honestly say that I left the show with the desire to become a better human being.
The show was being held in conjunction with her accompanying exhibition Patti Smith: 9.11 Babelogue at the Leubsdorf Art Gallery. Smith was joined on stage with 40-year accompanying ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Artsy on Jul 06, 2011 |
Imagine browsing the racks of your favorite thrift store and finding the perfect dress. It fits like a dream and is super cheap—but wait! Is there a hidden poem on that tag?!
Seems like the kind of thing that only happens in movies or dreams, but Agustina Woodgate is making it a reality with the latest form of guerrilla arts activism. The Miami-based interdisciplinary artist has committed to spreading a little more art and beauty to unexpected places, and ... Read More
In honor of poetry month, Buzznet and BUST Magazine have partnered with actress and author Amber Tamblyn to launch a poetry competition for writers, poets, and creatives alike, inviting them to share their work for a chance to have it recognized by over a MILLION readers online and in print!
HERE'S WHAT YOU COULD WIN:An autographed copy of Amber Tamblyn's book Bang DittoA prominent feature on the front page of BuzznetYOUR poem published in the ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Artsy on May 05, 2010 |
Like your poetry with a shot of politics? BUST writer Tara Bracco will be reading her poetry at Poetic People Power’s annual show. This year, it’s called “Price Check,” and will feature poems about the economics, psychology, and costs of our consumerism culture. Other poets reading include Erica R. DeLaRosa, Andy Emeritz, Nate Gunsch, Angela Kariotis, Frantz Jerome, Shetal Shah, and Justin Woo. Seating is limited so please RSVP by emailing ... Read More