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Short Review: #Twitter

The opinions shared in Doran’s Review Corner (Working Title) are not necessarily those of the Poetry Question or even of the author. Sometimes they aren’t even opinions. It’s important to … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Irrelevant Review: Watering Cans and Animal Friends and a Million Uses For Salsa

This week the author has decided to review the watering can he got at the Home Depot for the purpose of watering his garden with water from the river which he … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Poetry Press Week is TONIGHT

Poetry Press Week is tonight at Disjecta in Portland, Oregon. We will be live tweeting from this wonderful event, so please follow our twitter feed (@poetryquestion), and use the hashtag … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Originality and The Only Good SNL Sketch-Turned-Movie*

Something about playing classical music over images of outer space has an expansive effect on the mind. It makes the consciousness rush out to the horizon  in all directions, moving … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who Are The American Gods?

Time is not linear it is conceptual. Cleopatra’s life is closer on a timeline to the moon landing than it is to the building of the great pyramids of Giza.  … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week’s Review: My Lunch With NatGeo

In the spirit of experiencing life as poetry, I have decided to dedicate some column space every once in a while to reviewing things that have nothing to do with … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Ramblings of a Mad Man: Travel Time

When I was in high school, which was longer ago than I’d like to admit, but not so long as my knees and back often pretend, I started a newsletter … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

There’s No Judgement In Brainstorming, or, Don’t Pee In My Stream Of Consciousness And Tell Me It’s Raining

The following is a dramatized example of the author attempting to come up with a name for his twice weekly column on this site. It is published here for any limited … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 29 Comments

Advice to New Poets – from Carole Chase

Literary lore has it that once Ernest Hemingway was asked to write a story using only six words.  He wrote, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”  Think about that for … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Improv Your Life*

Those of us who tread the boards will often espouse that theatre is life.  But we’re wrong. Or, at best, we are half right. Theatre is life? Life is theatre. … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

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