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The Drunken Boat ISSN: 1530-7646
Fall/Winter 2004 Vol.4, Issue III-IV


"Art-Luck-Risk, yes! Art; since for better or worse we long to free the Pythian spark impatient to be Logos, and lead a new evaluation of the world; Luck: which unifies colors and shapes, fragrances and sounds, our heart and the heart of the universe in the lyric we dream of; and Risk: since, in this society, every true step is destined to a trail of blood, smoke and tears."


—from Open Papers, p. 167, by Odysseas Elytis
 


Poetry

From Ecuador: An interview and new work from Ivón Gordon Vailakis, translations of Vailakis by J.C. Todd.

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Yiddish women poets:Kathryn Hellerstein's forthcoming translations of Kadya Molodowsky, Celia Dropkin, Hadassah Rubin, Miriam Ulinover.

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From Canada: Douglas Barbour and Todd Swift.

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From Germany: Rosmarie Waldrop's translations of Elke Erb.

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From Australia: New poems from Alison Croggon

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From the U.K: New work by Geraldine Monk.

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From Chile: New translation of Gabriela Mistral by Ivón Gordon Vailakis.

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From Nepal: New poems by Wayne Amtzis

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From the US: poems by Joy Harjo, Sam Hamill, William Pitt Root, Martine Bellen, Sheila E. Murphy,Pamela Uschuk, Karen Kevorkian, John Amen, Veronica Golos, Kathryn Hellerstein, Steven Brodsky, Toby Leah Bochan, Ross Gay, Lisa Grunberger, Barbara Hendryson.

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Recent Issues


Spring/Summer 2003
Shirley Kaufman
Shirley Kaufman and
Gali-Dana Singer

Winter 2003Alison Croggon
Alison Croggon.

Fall 2002Agi Mishol
Agi Mishol.

Summer 2002 painting Artwork by and interview with Maureen Fain

Spring 2002 David Lehman
David Lehman.

Marvin Bell
Marvin Bell.

Sam Hamill
Sam Hamill.

Arthur Sze
Arthur Sze.

Coral Hull
Coral Hull.

Ruth Stone
Ruth Stone.

David Romtvedt
David Romtvedt.


Eleanor Wilner
Eleanor Wilner.

Tony Barnstone
Tony Barnstone
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Interviews

Ivón Gordon Vailakis

“I think when you read poetry and especially if it has an impact on you, it stays with you for a long time. Then in a fleeting moment an image comes, the rhythm comes out of you, and you start to doubt. Is it mine? does it belong to someone else?” An interview with Ecuardorian poet Ivón Gordon Vailakis.
By Rebecca Seiferle.

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A Conversation

A discussion of poetry and politics with William Pitt RootWilliam Pitt Root “What's been going on recently in poetry is more like a rave or a mosh-pit than a marriage and just about as likely to last past reveille. . .the relationship between poetry and politics is less like marriage than like a pair of warring lovers— inseparably separate, inconsolably conjoined. They are opposites but magnetic opposites, governed by a kind of duende rather than social sanctions, by passion and compassion rather than pacts and contracts.” by Daniela Gioseffi.

And in connection with this conversation, see The Unbroken Diamond: Nightletter to the Mujahideen by William Pitt Root

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Collaborations


Continuations:
A Collaboration

Douglas BarbourDouglas Barbour and Sheila E. Murphy
Sheila E. Murphy “With collaboration, there is an even broader sense of subject, that is, less of tightly controlled 'about-ness'. Concepts, referents, even possible sites of imagery, are alive, balancing the roles of receiver and sender in a two-way process. When one writes collaboratively, there's a comfort and a simultaneous 'ready for anything' sensation, as the spectrum of surprise and expectation is touched in various places.”

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Online



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“From the beginning, jerseyworks has been South Jersey in appearance, with photography that emphasizes the shore, but with no geography of intellectual content. Our contributors come from all over the U.S. ” By Ron Gaskill


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“As the larger publishers, and book sellers, continue to marginalize poetry books, Nthposition believes that making poetry instantly available world-wide via the Internet (and for free) will become an evermore attractive option (and may help to positively redefine the power structures that continue to dominate the high literary world).” By Todd Swift, Poetry Editor.

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Recommended Reading

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The Common Flesh
By Alison Croggon

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New Books from the Editors

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Country of Memory
By Charles Fishman



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Other Sites

Poetryetc Snapshots Archive

Poetryetc is a listserv relating to poetry and poetics which provides a forum for poets to debate their critical and creative work. The list has over the years run a number of projects for its members, of which Snapshots has been the most enduring. Every Wednesday, Poetryetc members were invited to post short poems on any subject or in any form they chose. The idea was to make a poetic collage of instamatic “snaps” of that day that reflected the international membership of the list. The project has generated an astounding number of poems. The first two runs, of six weeks each, and the first ten weeks of the third run, are archived at Wild Honey Press www.wildhoneypress.com under Poetryetc Project. The rest - amounting in all to a run of a year - are archived here on The Drunken Boat. Poetryetc is archived at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/poetryetc.html. and anyone interested can join from that url.

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The Poets' Corner first appeared on the net round the end of summer 2003 as a page included on the site Fiera Lingue (www.fieralingue.it) supported by the local Pedagogical Institute, Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy. Since Fiera Lingue means Fair of Languages, my attention as the curator of the page will have to be focused on poems in various languages, translations of poems, and by extending the trans- concept, on interpretations and reviews of Poets on Poets, which opens up to the infinite possibilities rotating around the concept of poetry, to visual art or the relationship between image and text, among the most frequent. An extremely young page which is finding its developing structure into an anthology of contemporary authors, as well as a collection of speculations on poetry and on poets, with a supporting section dedicated to reviews and critical notes. My acknowledgment goes to the Pedagogical Institute, in particular to Maria Cristina Petruzzino who has made the Poets' Corner possible, to Vanni our webmaster who has designed a copy and paste page for me (ignorant as I am of the html language), to Laura Portesi who has often encouraged me, Giuseppe Perna the new director, and to all those who have contributed. As I wrote in my opening statement, I feel it as a personal privilege to be able to gather so many interesting and motivated Poets, to all my deepest thank you.
Anny Ballardini

Here is the main index: http://www.fieralingue.it/modules.php?name=poetshome

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Pushcart Nominations of The Drunken Boat

MTC Cronin's Interrogating the Heart

Alison Croggon's Specula
Specula: Mirrors from the Middle Ages

Shirley Kaufman's poems

Gali Dana Singer's poems

Gail Wronsky's Subterranean Verities





E-Chapbooks


For the LivingMartine Bellen by Martine Bellen

Blood Flower Pamela Uschuk
by Pamela Uschuk

from White Stucco, Black Wing Karen Kevorkian by Karen Kevorkian

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Essays

The Imaginative Life and the Social Responsibility of Writers A talk presented at the Writers' Symposium, International Federation for the Teaching of English, 2003 July 6, Melbourne Concert Hall, Australia. by Alison Croggon.

Le Scriptorium“Le Scriptorium”, the Marseille-based group of poets brought together last year by Dominique Sorrente, had its second international get-together in May on European Unity Day. by Rosalind Brackenbury.

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Reviews

Attempts at Being and The Common Flesh: a review of two collections by Alison Croggon.
By Rebecca Seiferle.

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Sites Featured:

Nthposition

jerseyworks

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