Action Poetry 2007

LitKicks has been inviting poets to submit their work for public review and response since 2001. To celebrate the end of 2007, we’d like to revisit the poems published on LitKicks this year. LitKicks will be back with new articles, book reviews, Book Review reviews, author interviews, literary news coverage and analysis and new poetry in early January. Happy Holidays!

 
 

22 Responses

  1. Best wishes on your new
    Best wishes on your new “platform”. Looking forward to posting more poetry next year.

  2. Said it before, The Future
    Said it before, The Future Poetry looks beautiful. What’s been and gone is pure John Keats’s mirror.With Litkicks and Action Poetry, literature has never been so well served.It’s a Renaissance thing of beauty.

  3. Well, as you flick through
    Well, as you flick through there are so many voice to hear, so many positive or pained voices. So much talent. It is not all polished, not all of it. But so much of it is good and worth something. I do not know how hard it would be to do such a thing, but I would say you could release a very good collection of poems from some of these selections, an actual paper book I mean.

    M

  4. Well, at least I supplied the
    Well, at least I supplied the only Litkicks ghazal of ’07, once again living up to my (bad) reputation for uniqueness–something undesirable nowadays, it seems.

  5. Michael — we have released a
    Michael — we have released a book of Action Poetry and other LitKicks writings! It’s done fairly well, actually (fairly well for a poetry book, anyway). Check the left nav on this page, or go to Amazon and search for “Action Poetry”.

  6. Yes, Levi, I have the book.
    Yes, Levi, I have the book. I meant something from the more recent posts.

  7. This is great, gives me a
    This is great, gives me a chance to read some works I might have otherwise missed.

    Looking forward to the new year here at Litkicks

    Cheers!

  8. I liked the wordplay in that
    I liked the wordplay in that ”St. Lucy” poem with Sunday (the day of the week) and Sundae (the food item).

  9. Michael — okay, got it. I
    Michael — okay, got it. I just couldn’t turn down a chance to plug the book. I agree that there have been many book-worthy poems published since the first book, many new and very original voices. I hope there will eventually be a follow-up volume, and maybe the new software (which will allow poets to identify their favorites from the other published poems) will help to make this possible by making it easier to find the poems that readers most value.

    Steve, you say some poems from 2006 are popping up here? That’s not supposed to happen, but I suppose stranger things have happened. I’d check the software, but I don’t have time, so I think we’ll let it ride …

  10. its been a great few years of
    its been a great few years of posting on this site
    looking forward to the new year and some more insight from the depths

  11. Hello, lost and found souls,
    Hello, lost and found souls, playmates of mind
    and life,
    hello Levi:

    just ‘couldn’t turn down the chance’ .. to
    wish You All a happy time ‘between the years ! –
    and a great start into 2008 ! –
    maybe I’ll try the new platform if my nerves refrain a bit more from bingling in jells and from giving You only pains and confusion .. maybe ..

    Anyway: all the best and lively success with everything –
    thanks !
    perhaps listen to some Arvo Pärt in between ..RR

  12. I hope this new Action Poetry
    I hope this new Action Poetry ‘platform’ will be something more conducive to a poem’s appropriate presentation on the page, and will allow the potential viewer/reader greater accessibility. I’m pretty sure that for every time an Action Poetry poem was visited over the past year, a poem at a site like Outsider Writers was visited 40 to 50 times.

  13. Her cranberry red hair
    and

    Her cranberry red hair
    and pedal pink lips,
    with the creeping style
    of a dark and reflexive flower.

    His blue jeans and platforms
    advance slender strength,
    They are software using hardware to
    share Chinese fare in an art deco corner.

    Silver glasses clink,
    devoted cyber-techs toast
    their new years Linux gear launch for
    a clear tomorrow, both peers and lovers.

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