Archive for March, 2009
The Internet Makes Me Feel Old. Get Off My Lawn!
I am 34. When I started writing, seventeen years ago, it was a real pain in the ass to submit work and if it was a pain in the ass then, I can’t really imagine how writers maintained their sanity … Continue reading
Elsewhere, Good Writing Abounds
The new issue of Mud Luscious is up featuring some past and future PANK contributors. Lots of nice words.
Bad Economy Good For Writing?
Poetry is dead? Long live poetry?
Thanks, NEA, but we just don’t buy it. Â http://www.newsweek.com/id/191012?from=rss
Over at Hobart, they’re offering some bonus materials for Hobart 9, the Games issue, where you’ll find stuff from, among others, PANK contributors Blake Butler, Mary Miller, and Jennifer Pieroni.
The Nietzsche Family Circus
The longlist for the Orange Prize was revealed last week. It’s certainly an interesting list. Girl Power!
NOO Journal is looking for some contributions to help them do their thing and keep their journal free. Free is good. In fact, if you donate, you get a free poem and some other goods out of the deal.
Best one line response to a rejection letter. Ever.
“Perhaps my importance as a poet is exaggerated.”
BOMB’s fiction contest
The deadline is fast approaching for BOMB’s annual Fiction Contest, judged by Jonathan Lethem. Â First prize is $500 and publication Â in BOMB’s literary supplement, Â First Proof. Deadline April 15. Full info here: Â http://bombsite.com/issues/0/articles/3254
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Michael Chabon’s The Mysteries of Pittsburgh is now a movie. Enjoy the trailer.
Journal Shout Out: Canteen
I got two issues of Canteen in the mail this week and read them both over the weekend. One of the features I really liked was articles by writers about the writing life from a different perspective than we normally … Continue reading
If you’re looking for some weekend reading, check out Issue 2 of Caketrain, which is now available, free, as a PDF.
And the winner is…
The Tournament of Books over at The Morning News continues. Also, I love a beautiful library.
Marlon James-The Book of Night Women
I always enjoy listening to writers talking about their writing. When they do it with an accent, all the better. Also, the book itself is lovely.
Because writers need musical inspiration
I just started following the twitterer “Indie Music Universe.” I wanted to share with you all Â http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima_new/jukebox2009.asp the Indie Music winners of 2009– the best of Indie Music of 2009 thus far because sometimes a little music would do … Continue reading
Three sides to every story
Five Star Literary Stories offers three perspectives–publisher, story and reviewer. Its an interesting read.
March PANK is PANKtacular
The March issue of PANK is up and we’re thrilled, as we always are, with this issue featuring writing from Lauren Becker, Myfanwy Collins, Geordie de Boer, Taylor Mali, Heather Momyer, Nick Padron, Sarah Sweeney, D. Harlan Wilson, and Corey … Continue reading
Wisdom of the day
Daily, a chapter of the Tao arrives in my email inbox. Most days I don’t really read it–I just kinda skim to get the main idea. But today I read through–I guess I needed some wisdom. Perhaps you need some … Continue reading
Northern Lights Film Festival
If you’re local (we suspect you’re not, but just in case), Michigan Tech hosts the 5th annual (?) Northern Lights Film Festival on March 27 and 28. Very, very, very cool. Shouldn’t be missed. Â Here.
The PANK staff is at the CCCC conference in San Francisco. It has been a very busy spring, however, when we get back, our first order of business is slaying the dragon that is our submissions queue so if you’re … Continue reading
A new literary magazine
I just stumbled upon Chaparal–a new magazine out of Southern California. See what you think of it by checking it out at www.Chaparralpoetry.net
New, Now, Next
I (like many others) am always on the lookout for new, interesting writing. The Emerging Writers Network is a great place to find excellent words here and there.
funnies for a movie that “flopped”
http://www.slate.com/id/2212953/ Slate.com thought about what would happen if Woody Allen had directed “The Watchmen” which premiers in theaters today, through comic-like drawings. This is worth looking at because as so many critics have already noted, The Watchmen really sucked, kind … Continue reading
Impromptu Writing Opportunity
First, there was the flash mob. Now, we have the flash literary journal, The Crystal Gavel (via HTML Giant).
Amazon.com has released a version of the Kindle for the iPhone. Those of us who own iPhones are squealing with tempered glee. Some clever individual has come up with a way to turn an iPhone into a Moleskine book. Bookslut … Continue reading
Should we join Linkedin?
(LinkedIn is a Myspace/Facebook spin-off for those looking for networking in the world of the industry of work.) Are you “LikedIn”? Should PANK have a presence on this social networking system? Why or why not?