In the early decades of the century, a trend among poets and artists to adopt a fashionable pose of melancholia is reflected in fashion, where the characteristic touches are dark colours, open collars, unbuttoned robes or doublets, and a generally disheveled appearance, accompanied in portraits by world-weary poses and sad expressions.
decomP gave my buddy John F. Buckley and Martin Ott a great review of their book, Poets Guide to America. Geographical poetic tag-team writing at it’s finest. The review is here. The book can be purchased here.
Michael J. Martin has some poems at the Bakery that deserve to be read. His bio is especially noteworthy, not for what’s there, but for what isn’t there. Trust me. He also runs brain paper press. It’s in its infancy, but it will be something to watch. Read MJM’s poems here. Keep track of brain paper press here.
I recently registered at donors.org. It’s a fantastic site that helps teachers. My students could use some help, but our district has no money and is cutting everywhere. We need an inexpensive laptop. Here is my page. If anyone donates between now and a week from now, the site matches the donation! Enter the code “INSPIRE.” If you could help, we will be most appreciative.