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John Findura - Poet. Reviewer. Critic. Ruggedly Handsome. Dashingly Good Looking.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

This has absolutely nothing to do with poetry, but read this article. A town somewhere in Ohio has cancelled its Little League All-Star Game because some kids will have their feelings hurt if they are not on the team and "because certain kids were being singled out as better players than others." I hope they don't try to have their poetry published, because they'll be on a ledge somewhere. And as a teacher, this just kills me. While I believe that if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish almost anything, I also believe in that famous quote by Anonymous: "There's nothing wrong with cooking fries at McDonald's because not everyone gets to be an astronaut." Some people need to learn that.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hello there. My review of Danielle Pafunda's My Zorba is up right now in Tarpaulin Sky, or more specifically, here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tonight. The Control Reading Series. Sarah's Bagel Cafe. 271 Bleecker Street. Me. There. Poetry. Sign up for open mic @ 7. Poetry @ 7:30. Me @ 8:30.

Monday, June 09, 2008

My review of Ron Padgett's How To Be Perfect is now up at CutBank. If you don't usually check out the CutBank blog you really should. They always have really good reviews up and it's a very friendly place. I bet if you ever met them in real life they would buy you coffee and offer you a refreshing neck rub.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

There are five sections of my book-length poem "Glossolalia" up in the new issue (2.2) of Sawbuck. Go and check them out here.