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

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The nice people over at Sweet have been so kind as to publish my poem "I See What you Did There" in their latest issue. Seriously, do all of us a favor and go over there and read it.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

So I read a really good book while on a train, Shelly Taylor's Black-Eyed Heifer. So then I wrote a review of Shelly Taylor's Black-Eyed Heifer. And then guess what happened? H.O.W. Journal published the review of Shelly Taylor's Black-Eyed Heifer that I wrote. And then guess what? If you click on Black-Eyed Heifer, you will magically be taken to the review that I wrote of it. Crazy, right?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thanks to J.W. Wong and the crew over at Juked for publishing my poem "When You're Done With The Living." They've been ever so kind to me, so be kind to them and go read all the good stuff they publish.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I've got a new poem up at elimae, one of my favorite places in the world. Check it out here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

More stuff that was "In" at this year's AWP:

Joshua Marie Wilkinson's awesome beard
Janaka Stuckey kinda looking like Morrissey
Joseph Lease and Bruce Covey beign really cool
those USB drives Poetry was handing out
Reb Livingston being a party animal
Jennifer Tamayo's reading the Coconut/Switchback reading
the people over at Agriculture Review and Coldfront
editors who've taken my work recognizing me
Kay Ryan being funny
reading with a megaphone on the Lincoln Memorial steps
Lily Brown's Rust or Go Missing
Octopus and Black Ocean
$5 paperbacks from Coffee House Press, including Julie Carr's latest as well as Elaine Equi's brilliant Click and Clone

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Hello all - here is my report on what is In and what is Out at this years AWP Conference in Washington D.C.

In: Beards and/or tattoos
Out: That guy wearing gold lame hotpants and 4-inch heels

In: Looking confused
Out: Actually being confused

In: Table X
Out: Being afraid of Table X

In: The Bloof Books and No Tell Books table
Out: The table with that strange man who just stared at everyone

In: The Coconut/Switchback reading at Madam Organs
Out: The scary falafel place next to Madam Organs

In: Free stuff
Out: Charging retail

In: Rae Armantrout's reading at the Shoreham
Out: finding Rae Armantrout's reading at the Shoreham

In: "I really like you're work"
Out: "Who the hell are you?"

In: Hot N Juicy Crawfish
Out: The huge Egyptian protest outside that distracted me from said crawfish

In: Meeting new and interesting people
Out: Squeezing 15 of them into an elevator that hold six

More to come...

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I have two new poems up in the lovely 2nd issue of Vinyl Poetry! Do check them out, along with the fantastic work of people like Bob Hicok, Nate Pritts, Steven Karl, Phillip B. Williams, Angela Veronica Wong, Gary L. McDowell, Jason Koo, Kirsty Logan, Megan Falley, Metta Sama, Molly Gaudry, Prathna Lor, Rachel Contreni Flynn, Rickey Laurentiis, Robert Krut, Tony Mancus, and Nick Ripatrazone.