Tuesday, June 10, 2008

SPDLand says, "Hello!" to Poetrylandia

Here I am back at SPD, at the old desk. John (Sakkis) is poeting in Greece right now and I needed the bucks so here I am. I can tell you that all of the SPD employees and cat are as charismatic and attractive as ever. Currently, MSG (Media Services Group)our database system is down (for repairs not of its own doing) so I'm amusing myself here. MSG and I go way back and during my time with SPD has acquired a few nicknames that I'd like to share with you:

Monosodium Glutamate

...that's really the best one. I'll forego the others.

Neil, Alli, Brent, Laura, Andrew, Jesse, Art? Do you have any you'd like to add?

...okay, I like these too: Maliciously Sluggish Gargomel, Malevolent SPAM Gobbler

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ecopoetics Panel

Here's what I like to call a "gang of smart". From left: Andrew Csank, Nick Smith and Laura Elrick

This panel hit harder than really anything during the whole conference weekend. Without going into detail now, I would just say, read Laura's paper Poetry, Ecology and the Reappropriation of Lived Space I was incredibly impressed by Nick and Andrew's presentations and would like to devote some time to a discussion of them. Let's start with Laura's paper and go from there. You can find my own analysis of her paper on my other blog . Boy talk about hogging space and resources. 2 blogs Lindsey? Really.
I have questions about blog growth and the motives behind them which I hope to come back to soon.

Oh! During the Ecopoetics Panel I learned that the internet is not in fact limitless (duh) and at this rate we'll run out of space by 2012. Is that figure correct? Anyone know more about this and care to share?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Journalistic Brilliancé

Andrew Bleeker and his hybrid journalism:Rise of the Lady Hurricanes Basketball in the Shadow of Emily Dickinson. Here's the article's preface to wet your whistle: "The following review consists of sentences lifted in full, yet recombined and out of context, from In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais. The book documents the inspiring 1992–1993 season played by the Lady Hurricanes, a high-school basketball team in Amherst, Massachusetts. Our intrepid book reviewer loved it for several reasons. This review documents the struggle between amazing real-life achievement and the bizarre verbiage of Madeleine Blais."