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Curio Poetry announcement

October 24, 2011

Curio Poetry announcement!

A new internet poetry journal, Description and Invitation

We Write Poems announcement:  
As you may have read on his own blog, Joseph Harker, a frequent participant in our writing community, is starting his own journal of poetry, Curio.  We asked Joseph for a brief description of his new enterprise, as follows here.  [neil]

Curio Poetry is a journal of poetry that explores the world at a micro-level: tiny spaces, instants, individual objects, scraps of dreams and memories, et cetera.  While we are as fond as anyone of epic poetry, ballads, political polemics, crowns of love sonnets, and other verse that captures whole oceans of human experience, the intention of this journal is to zoom in and look a bit closer at things.  There are already enough poets out there doing rambling narratives and deep thought poems; we simply want to collect the bits that may seem at first glance too minor to deserve their own poem.

A shot of tequila.  Pollen on the table from the drooping irises in the vase at the center.  A marble abandoned on the driveway.  The cat lapping up milk.  An heirloom chess piece.  Waking up naked on a cold winter morning.  Napkins.  Geometry in the world that you just noticed for the first time.  We want to hear about your reactions and impressions in the moment.  Don’t try to solve the great equations of the universe or unburden your soul completely; just be in that moment and transmute it into writing.

We at We Write Poems are pleased to share this announcement with you and wish Joseph well as he explores this poetic point of view. Perhaps as well, if and when you write poems in the manner described, you’ll consider submitting them to Curio for possible inclusion in that journal.

  1. October 25, 2011 11:44 am

    autumn leaves turn orange
    clinging desperately to trees
    sighing in the wind

  2. October 25, 2011 11:46 am

    your love fills my heart
    I can never let you go
    abide with me love

  3. October 25, 2011 11:47 am

    my heart grows cold now
    that you have left me behind
    what is there to feel?

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