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Seven questions for Camille Martin (Touch the Donkey supplement)

          As if rob mclennan didn’t have enough to do following the birth of his and Christine’s lovely Rose!
        Using his super-human multi-tasking powers, he interviewed me in Touch the Donkey Supplement #2. We talked about riffing on Shakespeare and connecting poetry and music.
        Click the image below to Touch the Donkey:

TOUCH THE DONKEY


Camille Martin

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Four poems in Fell Swoop’s Alien Swimsuit issue!

FELL SWOOP ALIEN SWIMSUIT         Four poems from Blueshift Road are in the Alien Swimsuit issue of Fell Swoop: “Identity as Finnish Tango,” “Blink,” “Newfangleness,” and “Sugar Beach.”
         I’m in fantastic company – fellow aliens Richard Martin, Jake St. John, Jamey Jones, Lewis Warsh, Clark Coolidge, Buck Downs, Andrei Codrescu, Aram Saroyan, Tom Weigel, Brett Evans, Christopher Shipman, Chris Toll also donned swimsuits for the occasion.

Vive le Swoop, xJD!


Camille Martin

“Cusp” and other poems at On Barcelona

Five poems from my manuscript Blueshift Road were recently published at On Barcelona:
ON BARCELONA


Camille Martin

Minimalist poems in the new Otoliths

Twelve short poems of mine inspired by word etymologies were just published in the new issue of Otoliths, a poetry magazine based in Australia. They are from a book-length manuscript entitled R Is the Artichoke of Rose. Click below to have a look:

OTOLITHS RESIZED

There’s a plethora of stunning poetic and visual work in this issue. Check out the table of contents. Thanks to Mark Young, publisher of Otoliths!


Camille Martin

Arc Poetry Magazine: “In the badlands of the vernacular . . .”

The latest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine (67, Winter 2012) includes “In the badlands of the vernacular,” a poem from my upcoming collection, Looms.
          What I want to offer in this post is a short selection of lines from other poets represented in the magazine, lines composed of language that crackles with static electricity and nudges improbable likelihoods awake. I could have included many more but here’s just a sample . . .


Adam Sol, “Note Found in a Copy of Midsummer Night’s Dream
. . . .
Through the windows of the library
          the leaves shiver to the tune
of Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy.
          It all tastes of the jammy fingers
that last handled these headphones.


Elizabeth Bachinsky, “I Want to Have a Chuck and Di Party Like My Parents Did in the Yukon in the 80s”
–for Jamella Hagen
But where will I get the helicopter?
Who will make my dress
out of garbage bags? And where
will I find the good-sized rock
for our game of rockball?
How will we climb to the ridge
of the glacier? Who will dig
the trench to the fuel pump? And where
will we get the kleig lights?
. . . .


Andrew Faulkner, “Tumour”
. . . .
Indifferent continent where metaphors go:

zebra mussel, surgeon’s golf ball,
a connect-the-dots dot with the image

filled in. Death on a rusty tricycle.
. . . .


Adrienne Gruber, “Reasons To Choose the Leafy Sea Dragon as Your Lover”
          Narrated by Jim Carrey           you were featured in a slow motion 3D IMAX. Relative of the sea horse; same delicate trumpet nose, same philosophy of child rearing. Found in shallow pools, spindly body hovering over brown kelp beds.
. . . .


rob mclennan, “grief notes: glass,”
. . . .
          we sit

& echo out less
serious remarks; a language

made of snarks & sneers
                    ;what matters?
                    what’s the (even) point?

sky turns black; the dishes
come to forefront,

broke,


Matt Schumacher, “The Sea Spider Suppositions”
. . . .
Suppose the sea spider in its mind
always climbs a sleek ladder
whether in the Antarctic or Mediterranean
and peers out of its eye turret
as if it were a walking underwater castle.
. . . .


Camille Martin

debut-esque

Editors Amy King and Ana Bozicevic just debuted a terrific new online magazine, esque. A unique feature is the division into two parts: “oetry” (“the kitchen sink”) and “ifesto” (“everything but”). An excerpt from the former:

Cole Swensen, from “Stele”

. . . .

Click on the excerpt to read the rest of the poem as well as work by the other contributors.

Camille

Time-Sensitive Material

There’s a new poetry blog in town: Toronto poet David Dowker’s Time-Sensitive Material.

David edited The Alterran Poetry Assemblage, a literary magazine published from 2000-2005—it’s a treasure trove, and David has taken the trouble to have the contents archived by the National Library of Canada Electronic Collection.

A recent post on his blog consists of links to contributions to The Alterran Poetry Assemblage from Lise Downe, Chris Stroffolino, Lisa Robertson, Charles Alexander, David Dowker, Fiona Templeton, and many more (I’m in there somewhere).

I look forward to future postings!

 


 

Camille Martin