Well, our beloved Action Poetry
book didn't win the Blooker Prize
. A book called Four and Twenty Blackbirds
by Cherie Priest took the award in our category
, and we're good sports so we'll just say "congrats" and smirk like Martin Scorsese does every three years at the Oscars.
This would be a good day, though, to call some attention to the current incarnation of our Action Poetry
page, which remains the creative shining light of this website. Please check out the strong work that keeps rolling up on this page every day, and, of course, please consider uploading a poem or short prose piece yourself if the mood strikes.
The Action Poetry writing board was first launched in 2001 at the suggestion of a LitKicks member (the name came about, naturally, because I'd just seen the Ed Harris movie Pollock
at this time).
We create a new version of the Action Poetry board every month; the current page is only three days old and already rockin'. Here are some prior pages
for your enjoyment. Some of the writers who were published in the 2004 book are still posting new poems here; others may appear in future books that we may produce (who knows?).
Thanks to the amazing eternal LitKicks Action Poets for making us proud!