Tuesday, June 26, 2007

OUT & ABOUT: June 26, 2007

That was some blogging vacation I took. I returned home from Vermont on Saturday afternoon and had planned to get back to blogging by Sunday…but the weather was so perfect that I spent the day sitting outside reading and writing. And yesterday? I was just plain lazy! Here’s what I have for you today.

I guess the QuickMuse has been around since 2006—but I just read about it in the Living/Arts section of The Boston Globe this morning. As stated on the QuickMuse website:

QuickMuse is a cutting contest, a linguistic jam session, a series of on-the-fly compositions in which some great poets riff away on a randomly picked subject. It's an experiment, QuickMuse, to see if first thoughts are indeed the best ones. We're not entirely sure about this, but we suspect QuickMuse will bring readers closer to the moment of composition than they have ever been before. Best part: our "playback" feature lets you watch the poems unfold, second by second. Or as Thlyias Moss says, it's "the chance for a poem to find its/audience fast," in which words don't "have as much/time to stale, pale/lose the relevance of the moment" to which they belong.

Included among contributors of the Most Museworthy are former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Roy Blount Jr., Pulitzer prizewinner Paul Muldoon, and Thylias Moss.

Mary lee and Franki bring us The Good News in the Kidlitosphere: The June Carnival of Children’s Literature at A Year of Reading.

Anne at Book Buds has added an occasional new feature to her blog called Off the Shelf. You’ll see this feature whenever she feels the need to rant about something. Read her first Off the Shelf posting about Jack Prelutsky entitled Resting on His Laureates.

Cloudscome has the Poetry Friday Roundup for June 22nd is at A Wrung Sponge.

Jules has a great Picture Book Round-Up at 7-Imp today.

The Three Silly Chicks are In the Coop with Dori Chaconas this week.


Tricia said...

Welcome back, Elaine! I missed you! I hope you had a grand vacation.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Tricia! We had beautiful weather every day except Friday. We had a lovely view of the mountains from our guest house at the Trapp Family in Stowe, Vermont. I'd still like to spend a few days at the rocky shore in Maine. Maybe in September if my husband isn't scheduled to do too much traveling.

Bkbuds said...

Hey, Elaine, thanks for the link! And welcome back. I'm about to go on vacation, so just passing through today ...

Elaine Magliaro said...


Have a great vacation--and enjoy your blog-free days!