We start our meeting at 10 a.m. by welcoming visitors. Next, is a short business meeting addressing old and new business.
Poetry Society of Texas 2019 Summer Conference
The PST 2019 Summer Conference remains a the top of everyone's agenda this year. This 50th Anniversary event with a theme, "Prompts and Pathways" is scheduled for July 11-13th. For more event details and the registration form click the following link: dentonpoetsassembly.weebly.com/dpa-hosting-pst-2019-summer-conference.html
Board members have decided to introduce a new spotlight poetry reading, allocating 10 minutes to the poet. The board asked Richard Weatherly to be the first spotlight poet.
Next, members will share Love Poems in response to J. Paul Holcomb’s lesson in December.
DPA members will read poetry responses to a Read and Respond series introduced by Susan Maxwell-Campbell with a focus on Tony Hoagland. The Read and Respond series is based on guidelines frequently used in academic circles.
During the meeting Susan will facilitate a look at a Hoagland essay's main points and then elaborate on attitudes related to sentimentality— its rise to prominence in our time and what balances this emphasis.
Following the Read & Respond assigned readings, members and guests will read free choice poems.
We will adjourn the meeting at noon.
A critique session or workshop will follow the regular meeting.
Diane Glancy’s Catherine Case Lubbe Book, The Keyboard Letters
Receives International Attention, in an Extremely Positive Review
Diane Glancy. The Keyboard Letters QWERTYUIOPASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM. Poetry
Society of Texas, 2018. 74 pp. ISBN 978154322804
Transmotion Vol 4, No 2 (2018) 247 – Denise Low, Baker University
Diane Glancy gives her book, the winner of the 2016 Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize of the Poetry Society of Texas, the exceptional title
The Keyboard Letters
This innovative collection includes poems, notes, short prose (preface and backmatter are essential to the whole), allusions to paintings, and texts. The sum is a cartographer’s manual to the 21st century. Pieces calibrate backroads of Texas, their trajectory, with stopover points at the New Bedford Whaling Museum to see exhibits of the Pequod (or did Melville mean Pequot?) and the Middle Eastern country of Jordan. Christopher Columbus’s ship is a moving point/target.
Synesthesia is a signature technique in The Keyboard Letters, as one sense suggests another. In the preface, the author writes, “Poetry after all is a vehicle after a whale” (iii).
“Vehicle” deconstructs into a vague mode of mental transport. Yet in common usage it is a motorized conveyance for land use. The metaphor “vehicle” suggests the movement of the imagination across oceans and geographies.
This is a book to read, and reread, as an ars poetica. Underlying the European, Middle Eastern, and North American cultural references is an understanding of the unadorned facts of what survives in this apocalyptic, for Native peoples, existence.
Transmotion, Kent University, UK
Transmotion is a biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal that publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Indigenous Studies, and new creative work that seeks to push boundaries.
The entire article can be found at: journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/article/view/619/1439
During our January 19th meeting members will proof Merging Visions entries submitted for MV2019.
Following the Merging Visions 2018, exhibition at the MCL Grand's Art Gallery and Recital Hall, paired poems and art were moved to Denton Branch Libraries. The exhibition continued through Friday, January 18, 2019.
Denton Poets' Assembly meets on the third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. - noon at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland Street, Denton, TX 76201. Meetings are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit http://DentonPoetsAssembly.weebly.com