Procrastination Station #53 & #54
Hey all — apologies again for the absence of this post last week. Normal service has now resumed, and this is a bumper edition to make up for last time! Here’smy pick of the last two weeks’ interwebs to amuse, enthrall and most importantly, inspire!
Going back to school: literature quiz! // The poem of last week! // Nick Hornby is actually rather good // Poster poems: rock // Caring poets // Poem of this week! // Quiz: how well do you know Agatha Christie? // No one likes Dan Brown // What’s the use of erotic poetry? // & a new Guardian poetry workshop to enter!
Rachel McKibbens has a freaking cool new site.
Welcome to the Weird Book Room!
Let’s go to art camp.
All submission guidelines should read like this.
Found online this week: A new poem from Regina // ONS poets Asmara Malik and Amy Blakemore at a handful of stones // Cool concrete poetry from Stephen Nelson // A short and sweet new piece from former FP Kerri Ni Dochartaigh // Col on Nina Simone // A brilliant writing prompt at project:transparence // Howie Good’s new book is out! // & Fiona needs your help!
I absolutely love the In The Booth blog.
Eye candy: Awesome art/typography by Fiodor Sumkin // ARMOgeddon // cool photos of lightning strikes // a lifesize knitted Ferrari — for real! // Phillipa’s Green Ink Flickrspiration // Subversive street sculpture // & Rare and amazing footage of Pablo Picasso painting live.
Did we need any more proof that Damien Hirst is a talentless, humourless ****? Oh well, here’s some anyway.
Is the concept of Body Mass Index totally flawed? This suggests it is.
Geek stuff: Nerdcake! // Predator immortalised // Footnotes are great. I like them. // Someone has too much time on their hands… but the result is incredible. // Hell yes! // a geek’s tribute to Patrick Swayze // Go ask Alice // Sweet Beat tees.
& I really want one of these.
Finally… ethical wrapping:
& a great short film made by my baby sister!
Have a great weekend!