Blog Archives

Reject ALL the Poems!

Attention conservation notice: I had a bunch of poems rejected by a bunch of journals. Keywords: poetry, rejection, persistence, Antipodes, Meanjin, Overland, Wet Ink, Island, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize Word count: 1152 words Hokay, time

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in poetry, rejected, the writing process

Why do you write poetry? – Matt Hetherington

I asked a bunch of poets the above question. I’ll post their answers until I run out or get distracted… Matt Hetherington says: “because if i DON’T, i feel WRONG.  dirty, restless, irritable.  it’s like cleaning the windows [or other

Tagged with: ,
Posted in i would like to recommend these people's writing, poetry, why do you write poetry?

Postcards from Ivy: Part 2

With November receding far into the distance – how was THAT for a December that got a bunch of chemicals dumped on it in the middle of a lightning storm, hah? – it’s time to reflect upon the remainder of

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in i would like to recommend these people's writing, new poems, poetry, the writing process

Rejected: My kids, my wife, my bald head, summer, pizza, earthlings, window-cleaners…

Time for the latest tally of rejection! Overland finally got around to knocking back the other two poems that I hadn’t heard from them about, so I sent them two more (“Again!” and “Forty Dollars”) for consideration and they knocked

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in poetry, rejected, the writing process

Postcards from Ivy – Part 1

In late October Ivy Alvarez put the call out to poets to send her one poem a week on a postcard throughout November, in return for which she would do the same. I was interested in the idea, not only

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in i would like to recommend these people's writing, new poems, poems, poetry, the writing process

Slammin

Attention conservation notice: I wanted to win something and got grumpy when I didn’t, but I’m feeling better now. Plus some thoughts on the nature of poetry slams. Keywords: slam poetry, psychobabble, rationalisation, competitive arts. Word length: 2,252 words. So

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in i would like to recommend these people's writing, Me and my opinions, poetry, rejected, the writing process

Why do you write poetry? – Michael Farrell

I asked a bunch of poets the above questions. I’ll put their answers on this blog until I run out or get distracted… Michael Farrell says: “klare [lanson - see Klare's answer here - ed.] mentioned poetry writes me &

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in why do you write poetry?

Poetry Mixtape for October 2011

…being the ninth in an occasional series of poems what I read on the interwebs and quite liked… The Bat – Marie Gauthier
 turned up like an artifact of our early days, the time one zipped into your kitchenless hovel

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in poetry, poetry mixtape

Paradise

Malakh lands himself in trouble. Abdiel acts indifferently during a movie date with Gabriel. Metatron defends Sachiel’s decision to breastfeed in public. Uriel promises to watch Arariel in the sprint race. Urania is desperate to fall pregnant. Sachiel discovers that

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in new poems

…and for a moment

we are timeless infinite eternal magnificent until we drift back to earth together sated angels in mutual embrace

Tagged with:
Posted in new poems
Like what you read?
Go off-blog with Adam's ebooks!


Man Bites Dog, Adam's novel about posties, poets, dobermans & Angela Lansbury is only $5! 50% off if you tweet about it!


Not Quite the Man for the Job, Adam's award-winning poetry collection, is also only $5! 50% off if you tweet about it!

Adam Ford is the author of the poetry books The Third Fruit is a Bird, Not Quite the Man for the Job and From My Head, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

He is the genius behind the cult-hit website Monkey Punch Dinosaur and the twitter novel Aramis Fox.

He also makes zines and comics. This is his website.

His email is ADAMFORD-escargot-LABYRINTH-full-stop-NET-full-stop-AU

This website was made on the traditional lands of the Jaara Jaara and the Wurundjeri peoples.

ta-wit ta-woo
Also I Write This Twitter Fiction Thing Called Aramis Fox

Join 730 other followers

Categories
Archives
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 730 other followers