Procrastination Station #59: Happy 2010!


Happy 2010 to all my readers! I can’t believe we’re already ushering in a new decade — it feels like two minutes ago that my 13-year-old self brought in the new millennium… what happened? I hope the Noughties have been as action-packed and fulfilling for all of you as they have been for me. Now! It’s been ages since I did a Procrastination Station post, so without further ado… Happy New Year!

I LOVE this ever-expanding video series in which people on the street answer the question “What is poetry?”

Terrible poetry jokes from McSweeney’s.

It’s ages ago now, but I loved the story of the phone box library.

A fab SPL podcast with one third of the awesome Edinburgh-based Chemical Poets.

Will pointed me in the direction of these two great poems by Kim Addonizio — thanks!

Thanks too to Bram (another Chemical Poet) who recently introduced me to Ross Sutherland — here’s one of his poems, originally posted at peony moon.

Recently rejected?

The new issue of Sparkbright is out!

Hey editors — go easy on young poets! Here’s why!

I really loved this ImprovEverywhere stunt!

37 things you should never apologise for, and why. Sound advice.

A brief note on the importance of proofreading from the hilarious Rejectionist.

& what ONS readers/former Featured Poets/friends have been up to recently!: Incredible new work from Heather Bell // Scene setting with McGuire // Matt Haigh at a handful of stones // New from Alex Williamson // Open house at Swiss’ place // Regina Green featured at Escape Into Life // A cool cut-up from Stephen Nelson // A seasonal poem from Tom Rendell at a handful of stones

All best for 2010! Have a great New Year weekend!

(Photo by Mukumbura)

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2 Responses to “Procrastination Station #59: Happy 2010!”

  1. Regina Says:

    Claire- I really love your PS’s!
    And thanks for the hat tip, my friend. I was really happy about that pub!
    And I love, love, love Heather Bell’s work- gah!
    x

  2. H. Says:

    Thanks Claire and Regina!

    -H.