I was over at Richard Guest’s blog, The Future is Papier Mache, catching up. I find his posts always interesting and am happy to share it.
Open road Review is a nifty online literary mag and I’m really honored to have one of my poems, Autopilot, included there. I like the design and navigation, as well as the great work. Check it out here.
From a purely creative standpoint, the Carnival Corporation ad in yesterday’s Super Bowl was beautifully shot, and an impressive use of a historical speech. (It recalled the “Farmer” ad for Dodge from a couple years ago that made similarly effective use of a speech by broadcaster Paul Harvey.) The JFK remarks were given at the 1962 America’s Cup race. The remarks sound rather extemporaneous, but were probably prepared. Perhaps the work of Ted Sorensen or some other speech writer. Kennedy was no slouch himself, of course, when it came to rhetoric so it’s certainly possible that the words were entirely his own; but that seems unlikely given the nature of how a president’s every word is carefully thought through. Whatever the case, Kennedy was a great sailor, and a Navy man; his love of the sea is clearly evident in the sound and timbre of his voice. Kennedy also loved poetry and knew how to find the music in words, which is so evident here. I’m not really a cruise person; this ad doesn’t change that. However, I admire Carnival as a company for making such great use of the speech, and creating an emotionally appealing and enjoyable ad. I will remember Carnival for making this ad, and like them more because of it. Mission accomplished.
I’m very excited about me upcoming appearance on the LaLiterati podcast on Blog Talk Radio. The podcast in Monday, Feb 9 at 5 pm eastern/2 pm Pacific time. I’ll be reading some of my poems from two collections to be published in chapbook form later this year. Hope you will give a listen.
I’ll have some poems appearing in upcoming issues of Shot Glass Journal,
@HarpoonReview and Poetry Quarterly. Many thanks to them!
L. G. Corey has posted this and many other excellent poems on his blog. His poems strike me as more spiritual than simply lyrical, which elevates my experience of reading them beyond just enjoying good poems. So glad to share his work.