Self-aware Poems & Poems About Poetry

Self-aware Poems & Poems About Poetry

"THERE'S A POEM IN THE MIRROR! I SEE IT!"

“THERE’S A POEM IN THE MIRROR! I SEE IT!”

Poems that know that they’re poems, or critique poetry, seem to have harnessed a bad reputation, a ball-gag that tastes like filth.

I dig them though.  Poems that are passionate and provoke emotion are good poems, at least in my little corner of subjectivity.  I dig writing that employs strong images, and leaves a taste of itself (whether sour, sweet,…

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We spent the night making out with star fish (consent was given)

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Another asshole peddling personal beliefs

Another asshole peddling personal beliefs

Humanity is really fucking up.

And I don’t know what to do about it.  Do you?

The Apathy of our Species

published in Screaming With Brevity

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Poets, come out of your closets

“Books & Shovels was not initially a station wagon. It was a frame pack on the back of founder Jeremiah Walton, a 19 year old poet from New Hampshire, U.S.A.. Hitchhiking at the time, Jeremiah operated a small distribution operation, street performing and hitting shows to spread the publications he released through his indie press, Nostrovia! Poetry, and for UndergroundBooks, a New York City publishing house. Books & Shovels had not even been named yet at this point. It was simply a new adventure for the recent high school graduate.”

Writer’s Edit, an Australian publication, covers the history of Books & Shovels, where it’s going, and how we are taking 21st Century Poetry by the throat.

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Passion Wars

Q: When you first approached me with your project, you mentioned Passionate Living over Making a Living. I love this concept. Can you tell me about your own journey to passionate living?

A: To be honest, it happened before I had the words for it. It’s simply how my brain is wired. Poetry clicked. Since it’s clicked, I’ve thrown myself recklessly against it. It’s what I’ve decided to do with my…

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Brain synapses broken

Brain synapses broken http://wp.me/s4EuwS-overload

I have 10 email accounts, multiple Facebook accounts, Tweet (@NostroviaPoetry), manage Nostrovia Poetry, Walking Is Still Honest Press, and The Traveling Poet, work for UndergroundBooks, am preparing for the 2014 NYC Poetry Festival, launching Books & Shovels, writing book reviews, have 7 blogs active, multiple blogs prepping, another publishing press preparing to launch, 3 books to publish, a…

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"Poets, come out of your closets,
Open your windows, open your doors,
You have been holed-up too long
in your closed worlds.”

-Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Over $1000 has been raised for launching our traveling bookstore, and 100s of books and publications have been donated to the cause. Your pledges will assist fighting apathy across the country, and pushing Passionate Living over Making A Living. Literary Manhatten, Writer’s Edits, The Baffler, among many other supporters have assisted in pushing this project forward. To everyone involved, thank you.

Cheers!

Pledges can be made here: igg.me/at/mobilebookstore

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Poets, come out of your closets

Poets, come out of your closets

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“Books & Shovels was not initially a station wagon. It was a frame pack on the back of founder Jeremiah Walton, a 19 year old poet from New Hampshire, U.S.A.. Hitchhiking at the time, Jeremiah operated a small distribution operation, street performing and hitting shows to spread the publications he released through his indie press, Nostrovia! Poetry, and for UndergroundBooks, a New York City…

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21st Century Poetry & Literatyre

21st Century Poetry & Literatyre

by Scott-Patrick Mitchell for inclusion in #005 Fuck Art, Let's Dance

by Scott-Patrick Mitchell for inclusion in #005 Fuck Art, Let’s Dance

Like; share; comment; post; tag; hashtag; repost: these are the terms by which our social media allows us to communicate. But how can we adapt poetry, a form of expression that actively adapts to and challenges the constraints of language, to this social network?

Scott-Patrick Mitchell is a modern poet taking advantage of…

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Interview with Alexandra Naughton
Your book is entitled I Will Always Be Your Whore and consists of love songs for Billy Corgan. A great deal of your work is heavily focused on Billy Corgan? Why the interest in Billy Corgan?

A)  Billy Corgan is definitely an odd idol to have these days. In the 90s when he was beautiful and recording all those gorgeous albums, it wouldn’t have seemed so outlandish to put out a book of love poem dedicated to Billy Corgan. But I’ve always been late to get on the bandwagon, and now he’s totally an eccentric weirdo making furniture commercials with his wrestling crew and doing eight hour reinterpretations of Siddhartha and I kind of love that.  I’ve loved the Smashing Pumpkins since high-school, starting with their 1995 album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, then working my way through the rest of their catalog, but recently I really rediscovered them and completely fell super hard.


In I Will Always Be Your Whore, Billy Corgan is a stand-in. The book isn’t really about him, it’s not fan-fiction and it’s not really a tribute, though his persona and music inspired the poems.
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Saliva dribbles discontentment

Troop Zero
by Cee Williams 

The saliva
was directed towards my cousin
so I didn’t cry…like he did

the epithet however
was meant for the both us

black boy scouts
selling candy bars
in the suburbs.

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Troop Zero by Cee Williams

Troop Zero by Cee Williams

chocalate bar The saliva was directed towards my cousin so I didn’t cry…like he did the epithet however was meant for the both us black boy scouts selling candy bars in the suburbs.

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LOOK GUYS! THERE’S A CAT ON MY COMPUTER SCREEN! THERE’S A CAT ON MY COMPUTER SCREEN! THERE’S A CAT ON MY COMPUTER SCREEN!

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Break concrete with your tongues

Break concrete with your tongues

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Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art

Bullfighting can be an art
Boxing can be an art
Loving can be an art
Opening a can of sardines can be an art

Not many have style
Not many can keep style
I have seen dogs with…

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The dead bum addicted to heroin

and the missing children of Sudan

are anal thermometers.

They only bother your when someone sticks em up your ass.

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