MiPOesias is een toonaangevend Amerikaans poëziemagazine waarin ruimte wordt gegeven aan bekende en minder bekende dichters. Elk nummer verschijnt telkens volledig online en is ook in gedrukte vorm verkrijgbaar. Het design is fraai. In het nieuwste nummer onder meer een interview met Billy Collins: 'Frankly, I have absolutely no interest in any of my poems. They’re orphans searching for a reader to adopt them. Or kick them out into the snow.' MiPoesias staat onder redactie van Didi Menendez en Amy King.
In zijn spraakmakende artikel In Praise of Difficult Poetry ('Difficulty, after all, is one of life's essential pleasures: music, athletics, dance thrill us partly because they engage great difficulties.') haalt Robert Pinsky het intrigerende gedicht 'You Were Wearing' van Kenneth Koch aan:
You Were Wearing
You were wearing your Edgar Allan Poe printed cotton blouse.
In each divided up square of the blouse was a picture of Edgar Allan Poe.
Your hair was blonde and you were cute. You asked me, "Do most boys think that most girls are bad?"
I smelled the mould of your seaside resort hotel bedroom on your hair held in place by a John Greenleaf Whittier clip.
"No," I said, "it's girls who think that boys are bad." Then we read Snowbound together
And ran around in an attic, so that a little of the blue enamel was scraped off my George Washington, Father of His Country, shoes.
Mother was walking in the living room, her Strauss Waltzes comb in her hair.
We waited for a time and then joined her, only to be served tea in cups painted with pictures of Herman Melville
As well as with illustrations from his book Moby Dick and from his novella Benito Cereno.
Father came in wearing his Dick Tracy necktie: "How about a drink, everyone?"
I said, "Let's go outside a while." Then we went onto the porch and sat on the Abraham Lincoln swing.
You sat on the eyes, mouth, and beard part, and I sat on the knees.
In the yard across the street we saw a snowman holding a garbage can lid smashed into a likeness of the mad English king, George the Third.
Voor de liefhebbers van John Ashbery: Conjunctions #49, waarin 'a John Ashbery Tribute celebrating his 80th birthday, edited by Peter Gizzi and Bradford Morrow'. Enkele bijdragen vallen online te lezen (die ik vreemd genoeg wel in Firefox kan openen maar niet in IE):
De mooiste boekenplanken uit 2007 volgens Covers.
Tot slot Allen Ginsbergs 'America':
In de rubriek 'Browsing' doe ik verslag van mijn dagelijkse wandelingen door de Engelstalige digitale poëziewereld.