February 7th, 2009

watch, hawk

Thoughts on Location

There are now multiple services that let you shout your location to all your friends -- and a lot of strangers. I'm not keen on them. This essay is a very good description of why not. They can be convenient, but they really do invite trouble. This kind of thing would be convenient if we had made our communities and our world safer first; in current circumstances, they are likely to be more trouble than they're worth.

The Great Poetry Exchange

If you have written a book of poetry, you might be interested in this:

The 8th Annual Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange
The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people's poetry as possible.

In February 2009, the Poetry Super Highway will coordinate a great free exchange of poetry publications amongst poets worldwide.

It's not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers.

Last year, 94 poets participated both sending their book and receiving another poet's book from a randomly selected other participant

By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone elses poetry.