Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Hi to any and all

readers surfing over from Slate, where my poem is posted this week. Don't be a stranger, say hello, etc., and come back.

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If you're interested, here are the other two poems Slate has published:

Landscape with Decolletage

The Invisible Man Looks into a Mirror

14 comments:

Helly said...

You paint a beautiful picture with you words.

ruth-e said...

hi paul,

what do you call a fellow poet of the press...press bretheren, press brother, press mate, press monkey, press the button...

i'm just figuring out this little blog thing. i've hopped by oliver de la paz's site (my pal) and a few others...i've figured out that link list so i'm going to add you to it, okay?

press cousin, press cuz, press-idente, im-pressive you are...

oh...and p.s. before you hit our press my pal adrian matejka boasted your mad talent much...

press-ent tense included

loveandsalt said...

Hi Paul-I just ordered your book. I'll write to you when I've savored it. Sounds like the writing (and publishing) are going well for you. Cheers!

Stefush said...

Paulpoet - my name is Steve and I did in fact come across your poem at good old Slate - my one-stop shopping for news, poetry and debate I can use. (Actually, it's where they host the Doonesbury site, but still, I read it when I can.)

Anyway, read your poem and followed it here. I'm going to get ahold of your book and spend some quality time with it under a tree or propped against a cafe table in the sun. Think of me doing this and take great pride in your life.

If you want to know more about me, check out www.wyw5.blogspot.com - that's my little slice of the 'sphere.

Peace, poetry, morphemes and more to you sir,

steve

Paul said...

Hi Ruth! Glad to see New Issues represented by someone else.

And thanks Cynthia so much. I hope you enjoy.

Paul said...

Thanks, too, Steve.

LKD said...

Paul,
Am I completely wrong in seeing more in "Water" than a sweet love poem? I read the feedback on Fray and part of me wants to write a fullblown explication of the poem--but another part of me wonders if I've got it all wrong. Because I see a whole lot more than sweetness and love in that poem. In fact, I don't think it's a love poem at all.

Am I wrong?

Paul said...

I think you're onto something there, Laurel. It's fine for them to read it as such, but I didn't think of it as simply a love p[oem.

I'd be interested in seeing what you thought.

LKD said...

I've been thinking about the poem since I read it (and the feedback on Fray) yesterday and jotting down thoughts as they occur to me. I'll try to assemble the pieces into an explication this evening after work.

Paul said...

Sounds cool...

Robin said...

Congrats on the publication!

kelly chandra said...

hi paul
i came across your poem on slate and thought it was absolutely lovely. i look forward to reading your book.
-kelly

alyson dayus said...

I love all three poems, but I think I love 'Water' the most. And you have a great voice. Do you enjoy reading your poems out loud?

Paul said...

Thanks Kelly. And thanks Alyson.

I've never listened to the recordings: I just can't stand how I sound. But I'm glad you like my voice. I do enjoy giving readings as a rule, and rarely get nervous, really.