Procrastination Station #62


Apologies for the lack of Procrastination Station last week! Here’s a double-whammy of link love to make up for it!

OK, plug time! I made a bunch of new stuff and it’s up at the Read This Store! Grab it before it’s gone!

More video responses to the question ‘What Is Poetry?’

Rachel on artistic obsession.

Margaret Atwood’s ten tips for writer’s block.

Poet JK Rowbory is trying to raise £350,000 for vital medical treatment, by selling her poetry book. Can you help?

Two fabulous poems: one from Lynn Emanuel and the other from the always-brilliant Kim Addonizio.

I just discovered the Juxtabook blog! Loved this post: Labels, or how to ruin a lovely book.

Charles Bukowski’s Funhouse, featured by the Guardian Books Blog.

Scott Ginsberg is awesome — here are his four compelling reasons to write in the morning, even if you’re not a morning person.

I found out Taylor Mali has a blog — best news all year.

Writers talk about teachers who inspired them.

I’m really anxious to see the Howl movie.

How to be an annoying author.

This is a joke, right?

What ONS featured poets, friends, and readers have been up to recently: HUGE congrats to my good friend Ryan Van Winkle for his inclusion on the Cranshaw Prize shortlist. Fingers crossed for you, Ryan! // Inspiration machine Amanda Oaks is featured at My Favorite Things // A new haiku from Juliet Wilson // A new poem from Ainslee Meredith // At a handful of stones: Gareth Trew, Tom Rendell, Howie Good (he’s also at Bolts of Silk!) // I loved this from Stephen Nelson… and this even more // Matt Haigh shares his Best Poetry Books of the Decade // & non-poetry-related, but Morgaine (Boy’s mum!) has started an Etsy store!

If you haven’t yet seen these pictures from Haiti, then you should. Then you should donate. I mean it.

Extraordinary pencil sculptures.

Turn your books into jewellery? Surely not!

A woman photographed at 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years old… all on the same day.

Are you following The Creamy Middles blog yet? You should be!

I love these portraits of Teddy Boys.

One day, I want to be just like Olga!

Thanks to @ricgalbraith for showing me this:

Wizard Smoke from Salazar on Vimeo.

What happened when a 14 year old with a tape recorder broke into John Lennon’s dressing room in 1969?

& finally… can I have one of these, please?

Have a great weekend! x

(Photo by JKönig)

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