O strange phantasmagory
      That will not let me be
When I would follow glory
      My shadow follows me
A.E. Coppard, “The Shadow”, The Best Poems of 1996 
Poetry Jam Sesh #2!!!!!! Yaaaaay!!!!! Featuring myself, hermaphroditictelephones, tarantulasagna, unknowmie, and the mysterious “anonymous hedgehog”

Poetry Jam Sesh #2!!!!!! Yaaaaay!!!!! Featuring myself, hermaphroditictelephones, tarantulasagna, unknowmie, and the mysterious “anonymous hedgehog”

Poetry Jam Sesh #2!!! Represent!!! This one was written by myself, tarantulasagna, hermaphroditictelephones, and I believe one other person contributed a pair of lines, but I know them only as anonymous hedgehog. If that was you, feel free to take credit! 
(sorry it took so long to post it…I’ve been getting settled into college at Hofstra University and it’s been an exciting and hectic week)

Poetry Jam Sesh #2!!! Represent!!! This one was written by myself, tarantulasagna, hermaphroditictelephones, and I believe one other person contributed a pair of lines, but I know them only as anonymous hedgehog. If that was you, feel free to take credit! 

(sorry it took so long to post it…I’ve been getting settled into college at Hofstra University and it’s been an exciting and hectic week)

We got the soundtrack and we already have two poems! Now we just need some people to come on over and JAM THE FRICK OUT MAN!

HERE’S THE LINK!

I wet ahead and set up the document for the poetry jam right now. If you want to collaborate with myself and others just click it and come on by. I’m gonna leave this open all day and just see who shows up. I might not be there the whole time but I’ll definitely be on tonight at around 8 or 9, but feel free to write whatever or edit whatever’s there. If there are two people there, work with each other and make something! Please no vandalism/ abject deletion of things.

kdecember:

bobschofield:

littleriverlitmag:

First issue of Little River will come out August 27!  

so many good things.

i’m excited 

get on the psyched train for this rad mag! 

kdecember:

bobschofield:

littleriverlitmag:

First issue of Little River will come out August 27!  

so many good things.

i’m excited 

get on the psyched train for this rad mag! 

i’m down and probably around either night!
i’m down to jaaaaaaaam! how do we get involved??

Cool you guys! I’ll probably do one tonight and I’ll just post a link to a google doc here and if you want to play you just click on that sucker and come write with us. Keep in mind that tonight is gonna be after midnight mountain time so if you’re up for that one you’ll probably have to stay up late depending on your timezone. I’ll probably do one tomorrow also/instead depending on how many show up for tonight.

oh sweet! and i was here; i just didn’t have much to contribute until the last two lines. looking forward to the next!

Oh no I got it backwards! It must have been urbsantiquafuit that ducked out early. I’ll fix that right now.

The second poem from the first poetry jam, featuring thoughtsfromsomewhere, unknowmenclature and myself. (urbsantiquafuit had to leave after the first one) Another one late tonight (like probably past midnight Mountain Time) or tomorrow night!

The second poem from the first poetry jam, featuring thoughtsfromsomewhere, unknowmenclature and myself. (urbsantiquafuit had to leave after the first one) Another one late tonight (like probably past midnight Mountain Time) or tomorrow night!

Poetry Jam tonight or tomorrow night! Who’s down to get together and just write a poem or two on a Google doc and then post them on Tumblr because they are awesome?

I’ve already set an ambush for the kingdom of darkness…
and YOU’RE the attacker
Spoken Nerd, “The Lion”, The Lion, The Fish, and the Moustache
We are all running around wishingwe were astronauts.We like outerspace.We like it becauseit is empty and we like to look at the pretty lights.Once I lived inside a glass jarwith some holes poked in the lidbut I couldn’t afford the rent.Once I got kicked out of a hotel for puttingfireflies in my refrigerator.Somewhere, there is a hotel manager going through a tough divorce.There is also an astronaut who wanted to be a rapper.
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art by Gregory Jacobsen

We are all running around wishing
we were astronauts.
We like outerspace.

We like it because
it is empty and we like to look at the pretty lights.

Once I lived inside a glass jar
with some holes poked in the lid
but I couldn’t afford the rent.

Once I got kicked out of a hotel for putting
fireflies in my refrigerator.

Somewhere, there is a hotel manager going through a tough divorce.
There is also an astronaut who wanted to be a rapper.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

art by Gregory Jacobsen

A swallow soaring and dipping
And a seagull crying
These are the only living
In a world that is dying
Richard Church, “Nightfall”, The Best Poems of 1926
It was for this,
This obtuse taking of the seaward path,
This stupid hearing of larks, this hooking
Of wicker, this absent observation of sheep
Kneeling in harsh sea grass, the cool hand shading
The spray stung eyes—it was for this the rock
Smote itself. The sea is higher today,
And the eggs are cheaper.
Conrad Aiken, “Sea Holly”, The Best Poems of 1926

'nother poetry jam tonight or tomorrow? which sounds better? let me know.

Also, some great news for all poetry lovers! I don’t know how many people remember a blog here called ltrtr, but he made this awesome book and he was one of my all time favorite poets on tumblr but then he disappeared. But now he’s back and he’s  still on top of his game as far as I’m concerned, so go check out his blog here!