Chris DePietro

Poets have     power in words
as in those that rest on the page.     brilliant examples of this

poetry
are fragments.

while another is a single word trapped in
a blizzard
of brackets. The haunting fragments
the poet alters an existing text by striking
independent

compelling

use     the text for an erasure     a moving commentary
shifting fields of language that have arisen

"The Found
Error,"
the preserved words     float down the pages as if in
clouds

Katie Wyner

Poets have     much power

the
mind
alters     by
unique     form     The
compelling text
soar

within

lines obliterating

The Foundation
words     float
literally

with     alternating tenderness     the uncertainties

always     push
polite society

Alicia Halliday

—    —only one
survived     rest     are missing
so that one

alters

this form

National
mountain
School

used     text     comment     on
what     language
has

Sean Clemens

there is as much power in

poetry     only one poem has
survived     To indicate where words are missing or

independent     in
a unique     form of

its riveting account
by the mountain of information that

used the text for an erasure
shifting fields of language
For instance,
/ Its /    / adjust the /    / between
and / across /     / and / balance /     / against / the instruments
of / change / over every page

preserved words

Lanna Fuller

Poets have     as much power in words
as      those     brilliant
ancient Greek(s)
only one poem

is     trapped in
a blizzard
of     haunting     mind,
existing     by
an independent

(named for the mountains of the world.)

Sarah Harb

Power
as in     a
translation

where words
are     fragments
in
an essay
of     the best
text by

a unique

balance(d)

poet

Poem(s)     send

a
dedicated     visual

hope
approach     all areas.

Update: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

As we wrote about yesterday, this week is the submission period for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and it seems the occasion has stirred up debate about the merits of the award.

Yesterday, Mediabistro's GalleyCat posted a defense of the success of last year's winning book, Fresh Kills, in response to snarky reader comments. Another Galleycat post yesterday linked to an article published in N1BR, the new online book supplement to lit mag n+1, written by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, one of last year's award judges. And, today, GalleyCat posted a correction to Wellington's article submitted by Jane Ciabattari, president of the National Book Critics Circle. Let's see what tomorrow brings.

 

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