NOTE: PLEASE SEND YOUR FAVORITE POEMS FROM OPEN SALON TO DAVE R. BY JAN. 1 (his site is here)
Dear OS poets and poetry lovers:
One of the most common messages I have been receiving so far is this: RECOGNIZE POETRY.
The front page of Open Salon is meant to reflect the news, essays and commentary of the day. Poetry can reflect the present moment, of course, but curating and selecting it offers a challenge that we trained in news and prose should probably avoid. I can say as an objective outsider that this explains the issue more than any bias against poetry. (And all of that is my opinion, not the official word from Salon.)
But I like poets and poetry. And the year-end timing (not to mention substitute teacher vibe) seems like a good opportunity to fulfill this request.
We'll need your help. Dave R., who has selflessly collected his favorite poems weekly, has agreed to help with a Best of 2010 in OS Poets list.
Please send Dave your favorite poem found on Open Salon by Jan. 1. He will post the results by Jan. 4.
PLEASE SEND LINKS TO THE POEMS, NOT THE POEMS THEMSELVES
Dave will compile the list based on your feedback.
Thanks, in advance, for your help.